Hard Cover. London: John Murray, 1925. Near Fine.
Early printing. Finely bound by Hatchards in polished brown morocco with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt, pale blue endpapers, red silk marker present. A near fine copy with some sunning and a few spots to boards, offsetting to endpaper from turn-ins, inscribed to first free leaf: "Evelyn / from the author / October 1925." Overall a fresh copy in a beautiful fine binding. This volume summarizes in brief the events of the reign of King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910. Written only 15 years after the death of Edward VII, the books aims simply to provide a short explanation of his tenure as King, rather than to assess the repercussions and legacy of the events, which the author suggests in his preface will unfold in the years to come. Notably, Edward VII is recognized today as the last sovereign to exercise true political power in the United Kingdom, and the first to abide fully by the constitution.