A tumultuous history of the Hesse family and its Royal connections
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 23 × 14.5cm, 415pp.
From the dustwrapper: The authorised story of an eventful century in the history of one of the oldest families in Europe, of which Prince Charles is in the 35th generation of known descendants. The story of a closely-knit royal family facing the heartpangs of divided loyalties in five wars and handicapped by the inheritance of a dread disease.
A good plus copy. The dustwrapper is chipped to the edges but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. The book has clean pages and secure binding but some light fading and scuffing to the black cloth boards.