Here are 53 titles about Royalty - kings, queens, and their courts - that were in stock as of August 3, 2011. Just make a note of the Order No(s) you would like to purchase, and here is how easy it is to order from Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, RAY

1. THE NEW PEERAGE; OR PRESENT STATE OF THE NOBILITY OF ENGLAND. SCOTLAND. AND IRELAND. ... THREE VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Printed for R. Davis, London, 1769 1st ed, B&W illustrations, good+, full calf (hardcover) new spines and hinges (See Note), "...CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF ALL THE PEERS, EITHER BY TENURE, SUMMONS, OR CREATION; THEIR DESCENTS AND COLLATERAL BRANCHES; THEIR BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND ISSUE. ALSO THEIR PATERNAL COATS OF ARMS, CRESTS, SUPPORTERS AND MOTTOES." Volume I (ENGLAND), 291pp, table (index), 36 plates of coats of arms preceed text (3 plates intentionally left blank); Volume II(SCOTLAND - TO WHICH IS ADDED THE EXTINCT PEERAGE OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, AND A LIST OF ALL THE PEERS WHO HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT), 319pp, table, 16 plates, tear in plate 1/2 and title page tear has been repaired; Volume III (IRELAND ... TO WHICH IS ADDED A LIST OF THE EXTINCT PEERS, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE CHIEF GOVERNORS OF IRELAND.), 278pp, table, 23 plates. A nice clean and tight set. All hinges at some point in time were reinforced with cloth tape, and the spines were rebacked with leather over the original spine with cutouts leaving the original red spine labels visible., (Order No: 53642 ), $450.00

2. Aldington, Richard, THE DUKE: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE & ACHIEVEMENTS OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON, The Viking Press, New York, 1943 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 405pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 6996 ), $6.00

3. Ashdown, Dulcie M., ROYAL PARAMOURS, Dorset Press, New York, (1986), 24 B&W ill., 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0880290935 First published in 1979. These lives of kings and queens of the past make paperback passion look tame in contrast., (Order No: 18391 ), $4.00

4. Ashdown, Dulcie M., PRINCESS OF WALES, John Murray, London, (1979), B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0719534852 Since 1301, when the title was created, there have been some twenty Princes of Wales, of whom only eight were married, and of their princesses only six became queens. The author traces the lives of these eight princesses., (Order No: 25273 ), $8.00

5. Barker, Brian, WHEN THE QUEEN WAS CROWNED, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, (1976) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 224pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0679506934 The accession of Queen Elizabeth II was one of the strangest in the long history of the British monarchy. The ceremony itself is st in the long progression of over 1,000 years, and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, was an event shared by millions., (Order No: 37208 ), $12.50

6. Birch, Thomas, THE LIFE OF HENRY PRINCE OF WALES, ELDEST SON OF KING JAMES I, Printed for A. Millar, London, 1760, 552pp, index, very good, full red leather, raised bands (hardcover), "Compiled Chiefly fron his own Papers and other Manuscripts never before Published." Good++ internally with some light foxing, and first page is loose. Rebound in full red leather in the 20th century, (Order No: 51736 ), $225.00

7. Campbell, Judith, QUEEN ELIZABETH: A BIOGRAPHY, Crown Publishers, New York, (1980, B&W and color illustrations, 184pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517539748, (Order No: 5824 ), $7.50

8. Catherine Charlotte, Lady Jackson, THE LAST OF THE VALOIS AND ACCESSION OF HENRI OF NAVARRE 1559-1589 - TWO VOLUME SET, L. C. Page and Company, Boston, 1897, B&W illustrations, very good, green decorated cloth, teg (hardcover) light foxing, Two volume set, 370pp and 394pp., (Order No: 15315 ), $65.00

9. Catherine Charlotte, Lady Jackson, THE FIRST OF THE BOURBONS 1589-1595 -- TWO VOLUME SET, L. C. Page and Company, Boston, 1897, very good, decorated gray cloth (hardcover), teg, Volume I, 347pp; Volume II, 391pp. Very nice clean and tight set, occasional light foxing., (Order No: 36862 ), $35.00

10. Cecil, David, THE CECILS OF HATFIELD HOUSE: AN ENGLISH RULING FAMILY, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1973, 120 B&W ill., 32pp of color, 320pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription, ISBN 0395171202, (Order No: 3615 ), $6.00

11. Cheesman, Clive and Williams, Jonathan, REBELS PRETENDERS & IMPOSTORS, St. Martin's Press, New York, (2000), B&W and color ill., 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), review press release laid in, ISBN 0312238665 This volume brings together the true, amazing stories of pretend sovereigns, phantom countries, rebel states, and royal imposters., (Order No: 30398 ), $12.50

12. Commemorative Collectors Society, JUBILEE ROYAL - JUBILEE REVIEW OF COMMEMORATIVE SOUVENIRS ISSUED TO MARK THE SILVER JUBILEE OF H. M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Commemorative Collectors Soc, Nottingham, UK, 1977, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, good, wraps (softcover), Over 600 commemorative items are described, illustrated and priced., (Order No: 44114 ), $25.00

13. Count Apponyi, THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT APPONYI, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1935, B&W illustrations, 312pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 59362 ), $15.00

14. Count Wilczek (edited by Elizabeth Countess Kinsky; translated by A. J. Ashton), GENTLEMAN OF VIENNA, Reynal and Hitchcock, New York, (1934), B&W frontis, 348pp, good, blue cloth spine (hardcover), These reminiscences were not intended for publication but were written solely for his grandchildren., (Order No: 39459 ), $10.00

15. Cousin, Victor (translated by Mary L. Booth), SECRET HISTORY OF THE FRENCH COURT UNDER RICHELIEU AND MAZARIN: OR, LIFE AND TIMES OF MADAME DE CHEVREUSE, Delisser & Procter, New York, 1859, B&W frontis, 172pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover), "The author in his romantic memoir only rapidly sketches the early and the later life of his subject, dwelling most upon her career as an actress in the great drama of 1643; and his work was intended to be not so much the story of one of the most brilliant female politicians that France has ever produced, as a revelation of the secret history of the French Court under Richelieu and Mazarin.", (Order No: 54575 ), $25.00

16. Cox, Cynthia, THE ENIGMA OF THE AGE: THE STRANGE STORY OF THE CHEVALIER D'EON, Longmans, London, (1966), B&W illustrations, 149pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover)(one small chip on dustjacket), In this definitive biography the author explores the ramifications of the legend and reveals the truth about the diminutive, clever, temperamental and always indomitable man., (Order No: 25065 ), $12.50

17. Crankshaw, Edward, THE HABSBURGS: PORTRAIT OF AN DYNASTY, The Viking Press, New York, (1971), B&W and color illustrations, 272pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670361348 The story of the Habsburgs is no less the story of Austria and the formation of all Europe as we know it., (Order No: 5144 ), $9.50

18. Fairweather, Maria, PILGRIM PRINCESS: A LIFE OF PRINCESS ZINAIDA VOLKONSKY, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, (2000), B&W illustrations, 316pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) small tear dj, ISBN 078670831X A historical biography of a beautiful princess whose life and loves were intimately interwoven with those of great men at the cataclysmic centre of events in early nineteenth-century Europe., (Order No: 37925 ), $10.00

19. Falkus, Christopher (introduction by Antonia Fraser), THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHARLES II, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1972), B&W and color ill., 223pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0297994271 'The Merry Monarch' was the most popular of kings in his life-time and has remained so to posterity., (Order No: 33209 ), $4.50

20. Hamilton, Count Anthony; translated with notes by Horace Walpole, and notes by Sir Walter Scott and Mrs. Anna Jameson, MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT, Gebbie & Co., Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 1891, B&W engravings, 408pp, good, decorated olive green cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 47902 ), $17.50

21. Harmand, Jean (with a preface by Emile Faguet), A KEEPER OF ROYAL SECRETS: BEING THE PRIVATE AND POLITICAL LIFE OF MADAME DE GENLIS, Brentano's, New York, 1913, B&W illustrations, 440pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) faded spine w/ minute tear at top, Part I--From Childhood to Marriage; Part II--The Comtesse De Genlis Before 1789; Part III--Madame De Genlis as a Revolutionary; Part IV--The Emigration; Part V--From the Consulate to the Monarchy of July; Part VI--The Published Works of Mme. De Genlis., (Order No: 40373 ), $60.00

22. Hulse, Clark, ELIZABETH I: RULER AND LEGEND, University of Illionis Press, Urbana, IL, (2003), B&W illustrations, 160pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0252071611 Clark Hulse brings Elizabeth to life, combining text and images to tell her story through the objects handed down by history., (Order No: 51483 ), $22.50

23. Joyce, Michael, MY FRIEND H: JOHN CAM HOBHOUSE, BARON BROUGHTON OF BROUGHTON DE GYFFORD, John Murray, London, 1948, B&W illustrations, 370pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Lord Broughton lived from 1786 to 1869. His biography presents a picture of the times, the inner history of great events, and an arresting study of a great personality, who was at all times the best and truest friend of Byron and his reputation., (Order No: 41568 ), $17.50

24. Kurtz, Harold, THE EMPRESS EUGENIE 1826-1920, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1964, B&W illustrations, 407pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This is a biography of Empress Eugenie, wife of Napolean III. The ninety-four years of this fascinating woman's life span an exciting era in the history of Europe., (Order No: 55784 ), $7.50

25. Lant, Jeffrey L., INSUBSTANTIAL PAGEANT: CEREMONY AND CONFUSION AT QUEEN VICTORIA'S COURT, Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, (1980) 1st ptg, 270pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The author goes behind the scenes to set out in rich detail the development of the great Victorian royal events., (Order No: 31649 ), $10.00

26. Lee, Sidney, KING EDWARD VII A BIOGRAPHY: VOL. I FROM BIRTH TO ACCESSION 9TH NOVEMBER 1941 TO 22ND JANUARY 1901, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1925, B&W illustrations, 830pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 60089 ), $6.50

27. Leslie, Doris, THE GREAT CORINTHIAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE PRINCE REGENT, Oxford University Press, New York, 1953, 9 B&W ill., 251pp, good+, light green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, First chapter is titled, "1762-1783" and the years run consecutively through chapter nine which is titled, "1817-1821.", (Order No: 13220 ), $4.00

28. Levey, Michael, A ROYAL SUBJECT: PORTRAITS OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE, The National Gallery, London, (1977), B&W illustrations, 24pp, good, wraps (softcover), Includes nineteen portraits., (Order No: 43314 ), $30.00

29. Longford, Elizabeth, VICTORIA R. I. - ILLUSTRATED EDITION, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1973) 1st US, 8pp in color & 120 B&W ill., 287pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 060126728 This biography of Victoria is more than a life story; it is the portrait of the age to which she gives her name. When Elizabeth Longford's biography was first published in 1964, under the title QUEEN VICTORIA: BORN TO SUCCEED, it was rightly acclaimed as a masterpiece. Here it is re-issued, in a shorter form., (Order No: 14757 ), $7.50

30. Lord Russell of Liverpool, HENRY OF NAVARRE: HENRY IV OF FRANCE, Praeger Publishers, New York, (1969), B&W ill., B&W maps, 206pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Lord Russell reveals Henry's many-sided genius as King., (Order No: 34983 ), $5.00

31. Massie, Robert K., THE ROMANOVS: THE FINAL CHAPTER, Random House, New York, (1995) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 308pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394580486, (Order No: 6187 ), $6.00

32. Meyers, Robert C. V., VICTORIA QUEEN AND EMPRESS: THE STORY OF BRITAIN'S GOLDEN ERA, P. W. Ziegler & Co., Philadelphia, PA, (1901), color frontis, B&W ill., 506pp, good, 3/4 leather (hardcover), The Mother of Kings - The Devoted Wife - The Good Queen - The Noble Woman., (Order No: 56201 ), $17.50

33. Mortimer, Penelope, QUEEN ELIZABETH: A PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN MOTHER, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1986), B&W illustrations, 288pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, ISBN 0312659849, (Order No: 31470 ), $5.00

34. Munich, Adrienne, QUEEN VICTORIA'S SECRETS, Columbia University Press, New York, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 254pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231104804 The first book to fully investigate the influence of the solid, dour icon that was Queen Victoria, this fascinating study demonstrates the firm grasp Victoria held to the cultural imagination of her country, exploring how she created and maintained her royal authority., (Order No: 22360 ), $7.50

35. Munsell, F. Darrell, THE UNFORTUNATE DUKE: HENRY PELHAM, FIFTH DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, 1811-1864, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1985, B&W illustrations, 334pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0826204562 The fascinating story of the fifth duke of Newcastle, incisively presented in this first comprehensive, objective biography of the duke, reflects a number of political and social matters important to Victorian England., (Order No: 29322 ), $10.00

36. Palmer, Alan, PRINCES OF WALES, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1979), B&W illustrations, 254pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0297776916 The author examines the dramatic and colorful, and sometimes tragic, lives of these princes, concentrating on their time as heirs to the throne rather than their reigns, and he ends with an assessment of the first thirty years of the life of Prince Charles, the only one among them to have studied the language and culture of Wales., (Order No: 25275 ), $12.50

37. Patmore, K. A., THE SEVEN EDWARDS OF ENGLAND, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1971), 12 B&W ill., 367pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0804612412 First published in 1911., (Order No: 13103 ), $14.50

38. Petrie, Charles [Sir], KING ALFONSO XIII AND HIS AGE, Chapman & Hall Ltd., London, (1963), B&W illustrations, 247pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 58772 ), $8.00

39. Phillips, James Emerson, IMAGES OF A QUEEN: MARY STUART IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1964, 336pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume discusses the literature dealing with the Scottish Queen produced in Europe during her own lifetime and that of her arch rival, Elizabeth I of England, during the first half-century of Mary's long literary history., (Order No: 47398 ), $10.00

40. Reid, Michaela, ASK SIR JAMES: SIR JAMES REID, PERSONAL PHYSICIAN TO QUEEN VICTORIA AND PHYSICIAN-IN-ORDINARY TO THREE MONARCHS, Viking, New York, (1989) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 315pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670826464 Michaela Reid, wife of Sir James Reid's grandson, has written a delightful, highly readable book using never-before-published material to create a fascinating picture of Queen Victoria's last years., (Order No: 37924 ), $7.50

41. Richardson, Joanna, VICTORIA AND ALBERT, Quadrangle/NY Times Book Co., New York, (1977), B&W illustrations, 239pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812906926, (Order No: 58777 ), $5.00

42. Rival, Paul (translated by Leo Gurko), THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1936, 277pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 32049 ), $8.50

43. Schmeckebier, Alexandra K. (with a preface and epilogue by Laurence E. Schmeckebier), PRINCESS IN PARADISE, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1981), B&W illustrations, 436pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0914016806 This is the rich saga of a distinguished family stemming from the marriage of two traditions: a gracious Russian mother of noble lineage, and a genial though Bismarckian father from the German Rhineland., (Order No: 43072 ), $7.50

44. Slocombe, George, HENRY OF NAVARRE: A PASSIONATE HISTORY, The Cayme Press Limited, London, (1931), B&W illustrations, 306pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Contents include: Henry of Navarre and the Religious Wars; A King Without a Throne; and, Henry the Great (1598-1620)., (Order No: 58768 ), $20.00

45. St. Aubyn, Giles, EDWARD VII: PRINCE AND KING, Atheneum, New York, 1979 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 555pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0689109377 The king who left his name on an era and style reigned for less than ten years, but began his career some forty years before he came to the throne. This account is based on the records of Francis Knollys, the king's secretary: papers which previous biographers had assumed to be destroyed., (Order No: 14248 ), $5.00

46. The Pierpont Morgan Library, WILLIAM & MARY AND THEIR HOUSE, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1979, B&W illustrations, 258pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0875980708 This volume, and the exhibition in New York of all of the works illustrated and discussed here (12 December 1979 - 16 March 1980, The Pierpont Morgan Library), is a guide to some of the collections of the House of Orange., (Order No: 18569 ), $10.00

47. Translated from the French, SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. PETERSBURG PARTICULARLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE REIGN OF CATHERINE II ..., H. S. Nichols & Co., London, 1895 1st ed, 390pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) largely uncut & unopened pages, "...AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THAT OF PAUL I.", (Order No: 58576 ), $40.00

48. Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, HENRY VIII AND HIS COURT, Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1911 6th ed, 4 B&W plates, 109pp, good+, brown cloth w/pictorial pastedown (hardcover), (Order No: 37381 ), $15.00

49. Trench, Charles Chenevix, THE ROYAL MALADY, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, New York, (1965) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 225pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An absorbing account of a crucial and pathetic episode in the life of one of England's more likeable monarchs, George III., (Order No: 33643 ), $7.50

50. Vaughan-Thomas, Wynford, THE PRINCES OF WALES, Kaye & Ward, Kingswood, Surrey, (1982), B&W illustrations, 240pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0718258908, (Order No: 5273 ), $10.00

51. Wake, Joan and Webster, Deborah Champion (edited by), THE LETTERS OF DANIEL EATON TO THE THIRD EARL OF CARDIGAN 1725-1732, Dalkeith Press Limited, Kettering, Northamptonshire, 1971, B&W frontis, map, 186pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0901275085 Published for The Northamptonshire Record Society - Volume XXIV., (Order No: 47002 ), $12.50

52. Walter, David, JAMES I, Wayland Publishers, Sussex, (1975), approx. 60 B&W ill., 94pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0853404275 A fascinating picture of a monarch trying to cope with the problems of a fast changing society., (Order No: 14221 ), $7.00

53. Wright, Constance, DAUGHTER TO NAPOLEON: A BIOGRAPHY OF HORTENSE - QUEEN OF HOLLAND, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1961), B&W illustrations, 436pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), BCE, (Order No: 33151 ), $4.00

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