Quarto, three volumes. 511pp. (Vol. 1), 1054pp. (Vol. 2), 394pp. (Vol. 3). Original blue morocco covers, gilt title on spine, gilt decorations on covers, raised bands. Silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Red slipcase produced after publication. Bound by Zaehnsdorf of London for the publishers. This limited edition of 55 copies, of which 50 were offered for sale. They were all signed by Mountbatten of Burma on the title page. This is number 17 of 55. An incredibly attractive binding and presentation.
Comments: This book contains detailed descriptions of the family trees of western European nobility. Mountbatten of Burma was a British naval officer, uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the last Viceroy of India. He was killed in 1979 when his boat was bombed by the IRA, in an infamous act that soured relations between for many years between Britain and Ireland. Mountbatten has found renewed fame in recent years as Uncle Dickie on the Netflix series The Crown. He is portrayed by Greg Wise.