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1 Irwin, Margaret That Great Lucifer - A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh
London Chatto and Windus 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Gold title and decoration on purple boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is foxing to endpapers and closed edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has foxing to the reverse with only a touch of wear to spine tail and is not price clipped. 320 pages. 8 illustrations. 'You have lived like a star' said Sir Walter Ralegh's judges, 'and like a star you must fall'. He was indeed the Lucifer. the Morning Star of the Elizabethan age, his rise to fame as meteoric as his fall was tragic. To her portrait of this extraordinary man, the author brings all the zest, colour and creative imagination which have informed her historical novels. She shows him as a penniless sailor, attacking the world-power of Spain with his single ship; a rough soldier from 'Commando' campaigns, flashing up to become Queen Elizabeth's intimate friend and 'oracle' and the most superb of her courtiers. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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2 Irwin, Margaret The Stranger Prince - The Story of Rupert of the Rhine
London Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press 1937 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Gilt crest to front with gilt crossed swords and title to spine on red cloth boards. Some marks to front , spine worn a little at head, tail and side. Internally there is foxing to early pages, front endpaper has been removed (although not ex library copy), hinges are weak but contents clean and generally unmarked. Portrait of Rupert to frontispiece. Second impression of the same Month of January 1937 as the first edition. Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, 1st Duke of Cumberland, 1st Earl of Holderness, commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, KG, FRS (1619-1682) was a noted soldier, admiral, scientist, sportsman, colonial governor and amateur artist during the 17th century. Rupert was the younger son of the German prince Frederick V, Elector Palatine and his wife Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of James I of England, and the nephew of King Charles I of England, who created him Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness. A good reading copy of this excellent biography. 
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