FRIENDLY QUEEN

By: Macquarrie, Hector

Price: $104.50

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Book Condition: Very Good


xi, + 193pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section, plus a like, photographic subject portrait frontispiece (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped and flecked cloth spine. Plain red, original cloth boards (blind-stamp publisher's device on rear board) very good. Textblock mildly tanned, else lightly flecked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, with repaired tears and creases, plus two repaired holes, and dampstaining on verso. Much-travelled writer and public official Hector MacQuarrie (1889-1973) tells the story of Queen Salote Tupou III (1900-1965) of Tonga. Unpopular in her early years because her mother was of 'low caste', she won hearts and minds in Britain and Tonga with her ever-smiling personality whilst in London for the Coronation celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 20 chapters. Book weight approx. 460g.

Title: FRIENDLY QUEEN

Author Name: Macquarrie, Hector

Categories: History - General, Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Melbourne and London, William Heinemann: 1955

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013425

Keywords: Biography, Royalty, Tonga, Queen Salote Tupou III of Tonga (1900-1965), MacQuarrie, Hector (1889-1973)