Queen Elizabeth, 1958, Series 561 (DJ)


The Story of the First Queen Elizabeth was the 5th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.  Early editions were issued with a dustwrapper.  In this colourful telling of the life of Elizabeth, writer L du Garde Peach gives a very positive portrait or his subject and talks about other figures of the day, including Drake, Raleigh, Spenser, Shakespeare and Mary Queen of Scots.  Earliest copies were published with a dustwrapper over buff boards.

This copy:

This copy still has its original dustwrapper, which is unprice-clipped.  In very condition inside and out – only light wear to DJ edges  and clean pages inside. The only fault (minor) is that towards the back, 3 of the pages have some unusual creasing.  This may have occurred at the time of production.   The last title listed and with blue open-wing endpapers, I believe this to be a first edition.

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Weight 0.11 kg