Ilderim; A Tale of Light and Shade
A medieval romance by Marie, Queen of Roumania
First edition, hardback bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19.5 × 13cm, 319pp.
A Medieval romance from Marie of Edinburgh, more commonly known as Marie of Romania the last Queen of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I. She was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.
This book is part of a collection from the library of Alice Thomas Ellis, the author, who was fiction editor at Duckworth, the publishing house run by her husband Colin Haycraft. (Provenance: Trevanion & Dean)
This is a good solid copy. The spine is sun-faded and the title page has "File" pencilled across, indicating it came from the Duckworth offices.