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About this Item: 1971. for Camera Press London, showing them three quarter length, facing each other affectionately, the Duke in jacket and tie, the Duchess in a short-sleeved dress, and taken to mark 35 years since the Abdication, the Duke's features are excellently captured, matching the natural attitude of the Duchess, 9¾" x 7¾", no place, no date but circa a few white surface marks on edges, also in left margin where there are a number of creases, one of which just touches the Duchess's dress, also a short closed tear. Seller Inventory # 55211

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About this Item: 1938. taken in Paris a year after their marriage, showing the Duke seated at the partner's desk that he brought over from Fort Belvedere, not believed to be the desk that he signed the abdication papers at but the one from Queen Mary's sitting room, the Duchess is half seated behind him, looking lovingly into his face, wearing her famous Cartier jewels that Queen Mary (who had never met her) claimed were vulgar, 14½" x 11½", Paris, trimmed The former King, who had become Prince Edward, was still fighting for the right for his wife to be an HRH. Sadly, this never happened. Seller Inventory # 32286

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Christopher Warwick

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London (1986)

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About this Item: Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1986. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. ABDICATION Christopher Warwick. Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1986 First Edition. ISBN 0283993510 176pp This copy is in fine unmarked condition in a fine unclipped dust wrapper. Laid in to a wallet affixed to the front paste down is a 33 1/3 disc recording of Edward VIII's farewell broadcast to the empire made on Friday 11th December 1936. In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire was caused by King-Emperor Edward VIII's proposal to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing a divorce of her second. The marriage was opposed by the governments of the United Kingdom and the autonomous Dominions of the British Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political and moral objections were raised. As British monarch, Edward was the nominal head of the Church of England, which did not allow divorced people to remarry if their ex-spouses were still alive; so it was widely believed that Edward could not marry Wallis Simpson and remain on the throne. Simpson was perceived to be politically and socially unsuitable as a consort because of her two failed marriages. It was widely assumed by the Establishment that she was driven by love of money or position rather than love for the King. Despite the opposition, Edward declared that he loved Simpson and intended to marry her whether his governments approved or not. The widespread unwillingness to accept Simpson as the King's consort, and Edward's refusal to give her up, led to his abdication in December 1936. He remains the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne since the Anglo-Saxon period. He was succeeded by his brother Albert, who took the regnal name George VI. Edward was given the title His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor following his abdication, and he married Wallis Simpson the following year. They remained married until his death 35 years later. Ref Z3 Size: 176pp. Seller Inventory # 008622

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Beaverbrook, Lord

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About this Item: Atheneum, New York, 1966. Hard Cover. Second Atheneum printing. Pastedowns are somewhat discolored; otherwise book is VG in a near vg dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 000321

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Donaldson,. F.D.

Published by Weudenfeld and Nicolson abridged edition (1978)

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About this Item: Weudenfeld and Nicolson abridged edition, 1978. 4to192pp. bw ills. Sltly bumped o/w VG in Good price clipped dustwrapper. If you would like a scan of the book, please ask. Seller Inventory # 6008

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Donaldson, Frances (Biography of Edward VIII--King of England.)

Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London

ISBN 10: 0297775235 ISBN 13: 9780297775232

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About this Item: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. [0-297-77523-5] [1978], Abridged edition. (4to) Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. 192pp. Photographs, appendix, genealogical table, bibliography, index. Minor edgewear to dust jacket, 4 closed tears to the top of the dust jacket. TV tie-in. "In association with the Thames Television series". Biography of Edward VIII--King of England. Book about Wallis Warfield Simpson. Locale:. (History--England, Abdication, Kings, Royalty). Seller Inventory # 120645

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Warwick, Christopher

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London: (1986)

ISBN 10: 0283993510 ISBN 13: 9780283993510

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About this Item: Sidgwick & Jackson, London:, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Contents. Bibliography. Index. Many black & white and also color photographs and portraits and information about the Royal family and their friends, as well as the politics of the time. Seller Inventory # 002029

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White, J. Lincoln

Published by George Routledge and Sons, Limit (1937)

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About this Item: George Routledge and Sons, Limit, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition book. No Dust Jacket. Fading to the spine. Previous owners name inside front page. Tan to page edges. Firm textblock. A good reading copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0010283676

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Warwick, Christopher

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, Great Britain (1986)

ISBN 10: 0283993510 ISBN 13: 9780283993510

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About this Item: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, Great Britain, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, 4to with 176 pgs. Includes record (flexi-disc) of farewell/abdication speech given by Edward VIII in 1936. Book is in Very Good condition with light bumping to edges. Dust jacket is in Good condition with slight bumping/rubbing to edges. Interior is very clean and tight. Black cloth cover; blue/silver dj. Size: 4to. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 019793

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Smith, A. C. H.

Published by Futura, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0708813135 ISBN 13: 9780708813133

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About this Item: Futura, London, 1978. Pbk. Condition: Good>Very Good. First Pbk.Ed.. " In 1936 Edward VIII abdicated. For the sake of Wallis Simpson, he abadoned his throne before even his coronation. His sacrifice was the climax, though not, of course, the end of the 20th Century"s most poignant and most publicised love affair. This is the story of their love, a love affair which touched the hearts of millions, and shook the constitution of the United Kingdom to its foundations. " Front cover phtotgraph from the "Stunning Thames TV series starring Edward Fox and Cynthia Harris "191p. Seller Inventory # 24021

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A. C. H. Smith

Published by Futura, London, England (1978)

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About this Item: Futura, London, England, 1978. Softcover. Condition: Good. 1st Futura Edition. Slight wear to cover. In 1936 Edward VIII abdicated. For the sake of Wallis Simpson, he abadoned his throne before even his coronation. His sacrifice was the climax, though not, of course, the end of the 20th Century's most poignant and most publicised love affair. This is the story of their love, a love affair which touched the hearts of millions, and shook the constitution of the United Kingdom to its foundations. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.). Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 010154

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Beaverbrook, Lord, ed. by A. J. P. Taylor

Published by Atheneum, New York (1966)

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About this Item: Atheneum, New York, 1966. Condition: good, good. First American Edition. 21 cm, 122, illus., footnotes, large scuff to front endpaper, DJ somewhat worn and soiled: small edge tears. Seller Inventory # 53865

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Frances Donaldson

Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London (1974)

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About this Item: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1974. Hardcover, 27cms x 20cms, with dust jacket The author examines the life of Edward VIII, a strange, complex man, with clarity, humour, fairness and a certain scepticism. Illustrated with photographs covering every aspect of Edward's life (over 95 b&w photographs included). VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD price-clipped dj 192 pages. Seller Inventory # 44384

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Donaldson, Frances Lonsdale, Lady

Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (1978)

ISBN 10: 0397013191 ISBN 13: 9780397013197

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About this Item: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Tight clean book, unmarked but for name to front endpaper; in glossy dust jacket with 1" edgetear. Illustrated special edition of the TV series "Edward and Mrs Simpson"; 10.40 X 7.40 X 0.70 inches; 192 pages. Seller Inventory # 49002

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Frances Donaldson

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London England (1974)

ISBN 10: 0297775235 ISBN 13: 9780297775232

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About this Item: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London England, 1974. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Hardback. First Edition. Wear and tear to edges of D/J. Slighty sunned spine. How did the good-looking young Prince, whose easy-going charm captivated the hearts of millions all over the world, turn into the sad-faced Duke of Windsor, forgotten by all but a few until his death in 1972? The immediate cause for his actions in 1936, and one which both then and since has been widely accepted as the only cause, was the King's relationship with an American divorcee, Mrs. Simpson.The author examines many questions whivh the life of this strange, complex man has provoked with clarity, humour, fairness and a certain legitimate scepticism. Illustrated with photographs covering every aspect of Edward's life, this new abridge edition of her highly acclaimed, definitive biography provides a fascinating record of a unique series of events in the history of our times. Over 95 black and white photographs. 192 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc.) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hadrback. Seller Inventory # 076541

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Frederic P. Miller

Published by Alphascript Publishing Jan 2010 (2010)

ISBN 10: 613028361X ISBN 13: 9786130283612

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About this Item: Alphascript Publishing Jan 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - In 1936, the desire of King-Emperor Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, caused a constitutional crisis in the British Empire. The marriage was opposed by the King's governments in the United Kingdom and the autonomous Dominions of the Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political, and moral objections were raised. Mrs Simpson was perceived to be an unsuitable consort because of her two failed marriages, and it was widely assumed by the Establishment that she was driven by love of money or position rather than love for the King. Despite the opposition, Edward declared that he loved Mrs Simpson and intended to marry her whether the governments approved or not. The widespread unwillingness to accept Mrs Simpson as the King's consort, and the King's refusal to give her up, led to Edward's abdication on 11 December 1936. He remains the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne. He was succeeded by his brother Albert, who took the regnal name George VI. Edward was given the title His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor following his abdication, and he married Mrs Simpson the following year. 152 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9786130283612

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Frederic P. Miller

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About this Item: Alphascript Publishing Jan 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - In 1936, the desire of King-Emperor Edward VIII to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, caused a constitutional crisis in the British Empire. The marriage was opposed by the King's governments in the United Kingdom and the autonomous Dominions of the Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political, and moral objections were raised. Mrs Simpson was perceived to be an unsuitable consort because of her two failed marriages, and it was widely assumed by the Establishment that she was driven by love of money or position rather than love for the King. Despite the opposition, Edward declared that he loved Mrs Simpson and intended to marry her whether the governments approved or not. The widespread unwillingness to accept Mrs Simpson as the King's consort, and the King's refusal to give her up, led to Edward's abdication on 11 December 1936. He remains the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne. He was succeeded by his brother Albert, who took the regnal name George VI. Edward was given the title His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor following his abdication, and he married Mrs Simpson the following year. 152 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9786130283612

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Windsor, Edward, Duke of

Published by Cassell and Company LTD, London (1951)

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About this Item: Cassell and Company LTD, London, 1951. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. xvi, 440 p. illus., ports., map (on lining papers) 22 cm. Index. Previous owner's address inside front cover and on t-p. Discoloration on t-p and following page. Slightly cocked. Cover worn and soiled/stained. Written in 1951, this is the autobiography of the late Duke of Windsor - great grandson of Queen Victoria, grandson of Edward VII, son of George V, and cousin of the German Emperor and the Czar of Russia. The book tells the story of the future king's early youth at Sandringham, his years at Naval School on the Isle of Wight, at Magdalen College, Oxford, in the army in World War I, and his tours of Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Eventually he becomes king, on the death of his father. He defies the wishes of Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister, when he insists on marrying Wallis Simpson, the future Duchess of Windsor. The book features his abdication, and his marriage. Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year. Edward became king on his father's death in early 1936. He caused concern among politicians by his apparent disregard for established constitutional conventions. Edward knew that the British government, led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, would resign if the marriage went ahead, which could have forced a general election, Edward abdicated. With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British history. After his abdication, he was created Duke of Windsor. First edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Seller Inventory # 71660

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A King's Story The Memoirs of The: Edward Duke of

Edward Duke of Windsor

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1951)

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About this Item: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1951. Full leather. Condition: Very good +. Limited Edition. Octavo, xi, 435pp. Crimson morocco covers, gilt title on spine, five raised bands, decorative inlay and facsimile signatures in gilt on cover. Light sunning to spine, with wear to top band. Gilt top leaf with uncut edges. Silk end papers and silk sewn-in bookmark. Foldout map in rear. Multiple photographic inserts. Cloth slipcase in very good condition, with shelfwear on bottom board. Signed limited edition of 385 copies signed by Edward, this being number 145. Edward, the Duke of Windsor, abdicated his thrown in 1936, bringing on a constitutional crisis within the British Monarchy. Although unpopular during this lifetime, Edward is once again on the popular imagination with his portrayal in multiple popular culture television shows. Seller Inventory # 831

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King Edward VIII as Prince of Wales.

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About this Item: Without date or place, but in or before., 1936. King Edward VIII (1894-1972), crowned and abdicated in 1936, thereafter Duke of Windsor. Approximately 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Shows the Prince in bowler hat mounting a stone jetty with four associates, with three sailors in RNLI boat at bottom left. In the background two sailing boats and two empty row boats. Stamped on reverse 'SPORT & GENERAL | PRESS AGENCY LTD. | LONDON. | COPYRIGHT.' In manuscript on reverse: 'Left to R. | Sailors from C. B. | The Prince's private detective | General Seeley. | My father (bare-head) | Sir Godfrey Baring | H. R. H.'. Seller Inventory # 2932

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Bloch, Michael

Published by Corgi, UK (1991)

ISBN 10: 0552994723 ISBN 13: 9780552994729

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About this Item: Corgi, UK, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. King Edward VIII's reign remains one of the most mysterious, controversial and perennially fascinating episodes in twentieth- century history. Few historians are better placed to analyse it than Michael Bloch, who worked for ten years in the Duchess of Windsor's Paris office, edited the intimate correspondence of the King and Mrs Simpson, and has written three acclaimed bestsellers about the King's years in exile. The first detailed history of the reign to appear for more than fifteen years, The Reign & Abdication of Edward VIII is an incisive and sharply-focused account of this crucial turning point in the life of the King and in the history of the British monarchy. Concise yet totally authoritative, it explores the King's contradictory personality and motives, traces the closely intertwined course of his official and private lives, and gives a startlingly original account of the Abdication Crisis which is at variance with the King's own memoirs. Drawing on much unpublished material, the book is illustrated with fascinating photographs from the King's private collection. 'Michael Bloch has amply earned the right to complete the Oresteia on this subject.scrupulously fair.well and succinctly told'. Seller Inventory # 48711

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A King's Story. The Memoirs of the: WINDSOR, Edward, Duke

WINDSOR, Edward, Duke of.

Published by New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1951 (1951)

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About this Item: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1951, 1951. Octavo. Original red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, Edward's arms and facsimile signatures stamped in gilt to front cover within gilt double fillet, gilt turn-ins, red silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase. A fine copy. American signed limited edition, number 206 of 385 copies signed by the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII. With a pasted inscription by the author to Colonel Willard Frederick Rockwell, reading "To Bill Rockwell with best wishes from Edward May 1951". Loosely inserted is Rockwell's receipt for the book, the packing slip, and a newspaper article on the Windsors from 1975, all in the brown envelope which the receipts came in. Rockwell (1888-1978) was founder of the Rockwell International company, and became a major figure in the American defense industry. A King's Story, dedicated to Wallis Simpson, is a highly personal account of Edward's life and the abdication crisis. Other than Queen Victoria's journals, it was the first book by a British monarch since 1688. It proved very popular, and was the basis of a documentary narrated by Orson Welles in 1965. The British signed limited edition, and the trade issues, were published the same year. Seller Inventory # 129937

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Ziegler, Philip. [King Edward VIII.]

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1991. (1991)

ISBN 10: 0394577302 ISBN 13: 9780394577302

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About this Item: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1991., 1991. American first edition (as stated upon copyright page). xiv, 552 pages. Hardcover: H 24cm x L 16.25cm. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, creasing/bumping at spine ends. Blue cloth spine and black boards; bright gilt stamping to spine and front board. Light foxing to edges; interior pages are bright and elan. Binding remains fairly crisp. Else a near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With deckle fore-edge, genealogical charts on endpapers, b/w plates, Notes, and Index. ISBN 0394577302. Seller Inventory # D17-1868

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Grabhorn Press) EDWARD VIII (Saroyan, William)

Published by Ransohoffs, San Francisco (1938)

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About this Item: Ransohoffs, San Francisco, 1938. White Goat-Backed Cloth Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Clear Mylar (Custom). First Edition. San Francisco: Ransohoffs, 1938 White Goat-Backed Cloth Boards First Edition Very Good in (Mylar) DJ (ii) 26 pages.Colored wood engraving by Mallette Dean. First five lines of text printed in gold; colophon in red. Handset Lutetia type. Paper is American mould made. Tan cloth boards with white goat back. Spine-titling in gold. Some soiling and rubbing at spine ends, but at least Very Good and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. Two hundred un-numbered copies were printed by The Grabhorn Press for Ransohoffs, a well-known San Francisco retailer. The abdication speech of Edward VIII, followed by a note authored by William Saroyan. Seller Inventory # 650

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Farewell Speech of King Edward the Eighth: Edward VIII; Saroyan,

Edward VIII; Saroyan, William (Note); Dean, Mallette (Wood Engraving)

Published by Printed for Ransohoffs at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1938)

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About this Item: Printed for Ransohoffs at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1938. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dean, Mallette (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of 200 copies, folio size, [25] pp. Edward VIII (1894-1972), Prince of Wales, then King Edward VIII, and then the Duke of Windsor, made history when he abdicated the British throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée, whom the monarchy considered unacceptable for a future king to wed. Viewed as a hero by some for choosing love over kingship, Edward VIII gave an impassioned speech on the event of his abdication, saying, ". . .I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." This speech is printed here in an elegant edition by the Grabhorn Press, with a note by William Saroyan (1908-1981), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist, who here writes an eloquent defence of Edward VIII's decision and of love in general. Included also is an exquisitely detailed colour wood engraving by Mallette Dean (1907-1975), an eminent printmaker and illustrator of the San Francisco Bay Area who illustrated books for the Grabhorn Press for fifteen years.___DESCRIPTION: Quarter white goatskin with tan cloth boards, four-colour wood engraving by Mallette Dean on the front board, brown lettering on the spine, four raised bands on the spine, four-colour wood engraving by Mallette Dean printed again on the page following the title page, first five lines of text from the speech highlighted in gilt, colophon in red; handset Lutetia type, American mold made paper, folio size (13.25" by 10"), pagination: 25 unnumbered pages, one of 200 copies, unnumbered. With the bookplate of San Francisco book collectors, printers, and friends of the Grabhorns, Paul and Marjorie Bissinger on the front paste-down endpaper.___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and the only prior owner marking we see is the bookplate mentioned above; spine is rubbed with some of the lettering slightly faded, and pages 20 and 21 are age-toned, else fine.___CITATION: Grabhorn Bibliography, no. 299.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # CNBR165

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Edward VIII [as Duke of Windsor] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

Published by Without date or place [but docketed in pencil 'May '] (1956)

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About this Item: Without date or place [but docketed in pencil 'May '], 1956. King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the seas, and Emperor of India (1894-1972), and his wife (1896-1986) for whom he renounced the throne. On a piece of paper, dimensions roughly 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches. With minor spotting , but in good condition, neatly attached to a piece of card, which carries thin yellow horizontal stripes, and is of dimensions roughly 5 inches by 10 inches, to the right of a large picture of the smiling couple in old age, carrying a French caption (from a magazine). Both signatures in blue ink: the Duchess's above and 3 inches long, and the Duke's below, and 1 inch long. Reads 'Wallis Windsor [underlined] | Edward [underlined] | Duke of Windsor'. Seller Inventory # 3240

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DECAUX Alain

Published by Paris, Perrin, 1995 (1995)

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About this Item: Paris, Perrin, 1995, 1995. 16 x 24, 341 pp., illustrations en N/B, broché, bon état. Seller Inventory # 13348

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Adrian Phillips

Published by Biteback Publishing (2018)

ISBN 10: 1785903470 ISBN 13: 9781785903472

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About this Item: Biteback Publishing, 2018. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0010320249

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Adrian Phillips

Published by Biteback Publishing, United Kingdom (2018)

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About this Item: Biteback Publishing, United Kingdom, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line?The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that has fascinated the public for decades. Unwilling to accept the idea of the twice-married American as future Queen of England, the government was determined to pressure the King into giving up Mrs Simpson and, when that failed, into giving up his crown. The King's phone lines were tapped by his own government, dubious police reports poisoned Mrs Simpson's reputation, and threats to sabotage her divorce were deployed to edge the King towards abdication.The hopeless attempts of the King's allies, particularly Winston Churchill, to keep him on the throne were dismissed as sinister conspiracy, whilst the King wrecked his own chances with wildly unrealistic goals and ill-thought-out schemes that served only to frame him as erratic and unreliable as a monarch. As each side was overwhelmed by desperation and distrust, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin fought to steer events to a smooth conclusion.In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the royal abdication crisis of 1936, Adrian Phillips reveals the previously untold story of the hidden political machinations and insidious battles in Westminster and Whitehall that settled the fate of the King and Mrs Simpson. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781785903472

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Adrian Phillips

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About this Item: Biteback Publishing, United Kingdom, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line?The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that has fascinated the public for decades. Unwilling to accept the idea of the twice-married American as future Queen of England, the government was determined to pressure the King into giving up Mrs Simpson and, when that failed, into giving up his crown. The King's phone lines were tapped by his own government, dubious police reports poisoned Mrs Simpson's reputation, and threats to sabotage her divorce were deployed to edge the King towards abdication.The hopeless attempts of the King's allies, particularly Winston Churchill, to keep him on the throne were dismissed as sinister conspiracy, whilst the King wrecked his own chances with wildly unrealistic goals and ill-thought-out schemes that served only to frame him as erratic and unreliable as a monarch. As each side was overwhelmed by desperation and distrust, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin fought to steer events to a smooth conclusion.In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the royal abdication crisis of 1936, Adrian Phillips reveals the previously untold story of the hidden political machinations and insidious battles in Westminster and Whitehall that settled the fate of the King and Mrs Simpson. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781785903472

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