Signed by King George V and Queen Mary, Blenheim: England Under Queen Anne by George Macaulay Trevelyan.
Octavo, xii, 477pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “new impression” on copyright page, being the second impression of this work. Light wear along bottom edge, rubbing to front hinge. In publisher’s dust jacket, toning to spine, chipping along top edge, archival repair to front flap, retail price on front flap. This copy was a Christmas gift to Hilda Muriel Milsone, OBE, Chief Clerk to the Private Secretary’s office at Buckingham Palace. Inscription reads: “Miss Milsone / from / George R.I. Mary R. / Christmas / 1930.”
Professor G.M. Trevelyan is considered by many to be the preeminent British historian of the early 20th century. His numerous works, mostly focusing on British history, were widely read in academic communities and by the public alike. This work, Blenheim, is the first volume of his magnum opus, and was followed by Ramillies and the Union with Scotland (1932) and Peace and the Protestant Succession (1934).