2005 First Folio Edition. FIRST PRINTED IN 1955.
Publisher – The Folio Society, London.
Cover is hard bound with dark green buckram blocked with 15th-century coin portrait of Richard III from the British Museum. Excellent condition.
Slip Cover is present. Maroon card. Excellent condition.
End Papers are intact. Inside front and back covers are maroon.
Preliminaries - Frontispiece (full colour), List of Contents, List of Illustrations, Introduction by Roy Strong, Preface, Genealogical Table, Map, List of battles.
Main Text Body - 418 Pages. Fine and Clean. Maps, battle plans and genealogical tree have been redrawn by Reginald Piggott. Published by arrangement with W W Norton & Company, Inc.
End Matters - Appendices I-II, Reference Notes, Bibliography, Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering and bands on brown panel..
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
Man or monster, Richard III represents royal biography as a polarity. In the late twentieth century, several centuries of vilification gave way to reappraisal, if not beatification, of a king whom tradition cast as the instigator of the murder of the innocent princes in the Tower. In the process of that reassessment, Paul Murray Kendall's biography is the seminal work. In every sense it is a major achievement of English royal biography, all the more remarkable for being the work of an American sholar. It is alo hugely readable.
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