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 still has its original dustwrapper, which is unprice-clipped. In very condition inside and out – some wear to DJ edges and clean pages inside but for an inscription on the free endpaper. The last title listed and with blue open-wing endpapers, I believe this to be a first edition.
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