Durchläuchtige Welt (Signed copy)
Signed by Sayn-Wittgenstein to Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge
First German edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 18.5 × 11cm, 303pp . German text.
This copy has been signed and dedicated by Sayn-Wittgenstein to Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge. Lodwidge (b.1919) is an English writer on crime and magic who also worked as an art director in British-made films and as a bookseller. During the Second World War, she served with the Free French forces in the Syrian desert and with the British Red Cross as a welfare officer in the Lebanon.
An illustrated history of the "princely houses and manors" in the German state of Hesse.
Full title: Durchläuchtige Welt. Fürstenhäuser und Herrensitze in Hessen und am Main.
This copy is in good condition, with a slight water stain to the base of the spine. The dustwrapper is chipped to the edges but is now within a protective sleeve.