Inscribed by Queen Mary of Teck, the first edition of The Countryside and how to enjoy it.
Octavo, 320pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, closed tear to page 143, light wear to corners, foxed edges, a very good example. In a price-clipped dust jacket, faint sunning to spine, light wear to edges, vibrantly illustrated. Inscribed “From Mary R. / 1949” on the front free endpaper.
Queen Mary of Teck (1867-1953) was the wife of King George V and Queen of the United Kingdom until 1936. She was the mother of King Edward VIII, King George VI, and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. She died one year into the reign of granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.