Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle. Fore-Edge Painting, Edmund Kell Blyth.
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle
Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle

Life of William Ellis - finely bound, inscribed to Princess Helena by author, fore-edge of Windsor Castle

London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo, 8.5 x 6 inches, finely bound in deep red morocco by Riviere, raised bands, gilt spine, very good or better, slight wear and darkening, gilt leather dentelles, handsome endpapers, bookplate of Princess Helena of the UK, first blank with inscription: "Presented with great respect to Her Royal Highness, The Princess Christian of Scheswig-Holstein (Princess Helena of Great Britain & Ireland) by the Author." With fine, vivid contemporary fore-edge painting of Windsor Castle and surrounding area. A meaningful copy: William Ellis was a 19th century economist, very friendly with John Stuart Mill, who thought it was important to teach political economy to children and founded "Birkbeck Schools" in order to put his theories into practice. Prince Albert was so impressed with Ellis that he arranged for Ellis to give lectures to his children at Buckingham Palace (Helena was the fifth child and third daughter of Victoria and Albert, 1846-1923), and Blyth reports in this book that the Princess Royal (Victoria, the eldest daughter of Victoria and Albert) was so taken with Ellis that she kept in touch with him for years afterwards. Her younger sister, Helena, was the most active member of the royal family, carrying out an extensive programme of royal engagements. She was also an active patron of charities, and was one of the founding members of the British Red Cross. She was founding president of the Royal School of Needlework, and president of the Workhouse Infirmary Nursing Association and the Royal British Nurses' Association. Very Good. Item #H22986

Price: $1,250.00