Deluxe limited edition of A King’s Story by H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor, from the author’s personal collection, presented to his publisher, Bryan Gentry of Cassell & Company. This is copy “O” from a limited edition of 20 letter copies.
Octavo, xvi, 440pp. Bound by John P. Gray in blue morocco, gilt title on spine, five raised bands, royal coat of arms stamped in gilt on front cover, gilt-ruled turn-ins. Some wear to front hinge, light toning to spine, a near fine example. Gilt top leaf with uncut edges. Complete with frontispiece and 22 full-page illustrations. Housed in publisher’s marbled cardboard slipcase, toning to top edge, light foxing to the verso, solid binding.
From a limited edition of 250 signed copies and 20 lettered copies, this being letter “O,” signed by Edward on the limitation page. An exceptionally rare piece, with no examples of the lettered copies appearing on the public market.
Includes a letter from Edward to his publisher at Cassell & Company, Mr. Bryan Gentry, Esq. The letter details payment instructions for future royalties of the book. The letter also acknowledges the untimely death of Sir (Albert) George Allen (1888-1956), who served as the private solicitor for King Edward VIII and helped him navigate the legal implications of his abdication in 1936.
This is the British limited edition of the memoirs of Edward, the Duke of Windsor. They were bound in teal and crimson morocco by Zaehnsdorf, Sangorski & Sutcliffe and John P. Gray. Signed limited editions were produced by Cassell and Company of London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons of New York and Garzanti of Italy, with the smallest limitation belonging to the Italian edition (50 copies).