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1 Alexander, Paul Death and Disaster
NY . Villard (Random House) 1994 0679432736 / 9780679432739 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
258 pp., with 16 pp. b&w glossy photos. Two small spots on front cover, otherwise very clean, no markings. A detailed report on the wrangling over Andy Warhol's millions after his death in 1987. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 Andersen, Christopher The Day Diana Died
NY William Morrow 1998 0688160824 / 9780688160821 Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
295 pp. Tight binding, slight chipping of dust jacket. No markings. A compelling and detailed account of Princess Diana's death and funeral. Prince Charles comes off as more emotional, caring and sympathetic than he usually is depicted. Queen Elizabeth is portrayed as cold and unforgiving. This book takes the reader behind the scenes, to the dramas that television cameras missed. With 16 pp. of b&w photos. 
Price: 4.25 USD
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3 Birmingham, Stephen America's Secret Aristocracy
Boston Little, Brown and Co. 1987 0316096504 / 9780316096508 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
334 pp. with 8 pp. b&w photos. Tear in rear of dj. A social history of America's high society; theme is that a dominant wealthy class has existed semi-secretly in America since its founding. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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4 Boothroyd, Basil Prince Philip: An Informal Biography
NY . McCall Publishing 1971 0841501165. / 9780841501164 1st American Edition Cloth Very Good +  Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
311 pp., with 24 pp. glossy b&w photos. Bibliography, index. Edge creasing on dj. No markings in text, sturdy binding. A BBC commentator gives a breezy, affable portrait of Prince Philip.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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5 Campbell, Lady Colin C. The Royal Marriages
NY St Martin's Press 1993 0312093772 / 9780312093778 First U.S. Edition Cloth & Boards Fair Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
241 pp., 16 pp. color photos of royals. Author of Diana in Private recounts the details of the marriages of King George VI, his daughter Queen Elizabeth and her children. Pulls no punches. Binding loose, no markings. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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6 Carafakis, Christian (with Jacques Harvey) The Fabulous Onassis: His Life
NY Wm. Morrow and Co. 1972 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good  Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
156 pp. plus 18 b&w photos. DJ has a memorable color photo of Ari and Jackie emerging from their Skorpios wedding ceremony in 1968. A onetime sailor aboard the Onassis yacht gives his account of Onassis' turbulent life as he observed it within the Onassis staff.  
Price: 3.46 USD
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7 Churchill, Allen The Roosevelts: American Aristocrats
NY Perrenial (Harper & Row) 1966 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Good + 12mo-- 7 in Tall 
294 pp., 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Family tree diagram. Moderate toning of text. No markings, spine creased. Rear cover has corner creasing. A chronicle of the Roosevelt family from the colonial Dutch era of the 1640s through Eleanor Roosevelt's diplomatic career in the mid-20th century. Among the "minor" Roosevelts discussed are Isaac Roosevelt, supporter of the American Revolution; Nicholas Roosevelt who helped invent the steamboat and TR's daughter Alice. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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8 Clayton, Tim and Craig, Phil Diana: Story of a Princess
NY Pocket Books 2001 0743422058 / 9780743422055 1st U.S Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine Remainder 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall 
402 pp., with 32 pp. color photos. Close to new, slight crinkling of dj on spine. No markings except remainder slash marking on bottom edge of text block. Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton. Companion to a TV series. An account generally favorable to Diana and refuting other biographies that described Di as unbalanced psychologically. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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9 Dimbleby, Jonathan Prince of Wales: A Biography
NY William Morrow & Co. 1994 068812996X / 9780688129965 First U.S. Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
620 pp. Nearly new, no markings, slight edgewear on dj. With 16 pp. b&w photos and 16 pp. color photos. Massive biography of the Prince in the aftermath of his divorce. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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10 Forbes, Malcolm and Bloch, Jeff They Went That-a-Way: How the Famous and the Infamous and the Great Died
NY Ballantine 1989 0345362500 / 9780345362506 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good  8vo - 
329 pp. Lightly read, no spine creasing, no markings. light toning. Forbes recounts in lighthearted fashion the final days of dozens of historical figures from several centuries, as well as contemporary celebrities like Janis Joplin, William Faulkner and Glenn Miller  
Price: 3.60 USD
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11 Gannett, Guy P., Et. Al. Music in Her Sphere: A Biography of Anne Macomber Gannett
Portland, Maine Guy Gannett Publishing 1953 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
90 pp. Moderate rubbing on spine and corners, Text clean, no markings. With presentation card signed by the daughter of Anne Gannett laid in. Frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Gannett, with tissue protector intact. Foreword is by Guy Gannett, her husband, but the main text is by an unidentified person described only as a "young woman" who did not know Mrs. Gannett personally, presumably a staff writer at one of the Guy Gannett newspapers in Maine who, oddly, did not receive a byline or acknowledgement in this volume. The book is a memorial tribute, chronicling her involvement in women's suffrage, Republican politics, support of classical music, leadership of the National Federation of Music Clubs, and other charitable endeavors. There are a few personal passages about her relationship with her husband, but not much about her role as a mother. An interesting glimpse inside the Maine establishment and one of its more energetic grande dames. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Gauntlett, Alison Diana: Unseen Archives
Bath, UK Paragon Publishing 2003 1405414022 / 9781405414029 First Edition Glossy Color Photo Boards Fine Near Fine 4to -- 10.75 in Tall Daily Mail 
383 pp., nearly every page with a large photo, including many in color. Nearly new, no markings. A comprehensive photographic portrait of Diana Spencer, from her engagement to Prince Charles to the royal marriage, birth of 2 sons, globetrotting, divorce and early death. Text is confined to detailed captions. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Gauntlett, Allison Diana: Unseen Archives
Bath UK Parragon Publishing 2005 1405414022 / 9781405414029 1st Glossy Boards Fine Very Good Photo Book 4to -- 11 in By 9 In Wide 
384 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, no markings, light edgewear to jacket. Textblock clean. Photos on nearly every page, many full page, about half of them in full color. The Daily Mail newspaper issues a collection of its many Princess Di photos. Most of them show her and her family and friends in happy moments. Just a few pages mentioning her divorce and death. Conspicuous by their absence are any formal or candid photos showing Diana with Queen Elizabeth, although there are many of her with younger royals. Overweight book requiring extra postage. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Graham, Tim and Holman, Fione The ITN Royal Year 1991
London Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. 1991 1854790293 / 9781854790293 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
96 pp. on glossy stock. Rich red cloth, with bright gilt lettering on spine. Beautiful copy, nearly new. No markings. slight creasing of dj near the bottom edge. Independent Television News presents a stunning photographic chronology of tours and ceremonies by UK's royalty, with emphasis on Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York. Nearly all the 150-plus full-color shots show the royals smiling and appearing to have fun -- no trace of marital discord, etc. Several nice candids of Princes William and Harry as schoolboy lads. Even Queen Elizabeth looks pleasant in most of her shots. Tim Graham was the photographer; Fione Holman wrote the captions. Fifth in a series by ITN. A must for any Princess Di devotee; seldom seen outside the UK. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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15 Heald, Tim and Mohs, Mayo HRH: The Man Who Will Be King
NY Berkley 1980 0425046591 / 9780425046593 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Good +  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
214 pp. Moderate yellowing. More than 70 b&w photos of Prince Charles in his pre-marriage years. Cover photo in color. Cover blurb states "There really is a Prince Charming," which sums up this fan-type book, which presents Charles as a macho, fun-loving lad. However, there is a wealth of biographical detail about Charles' years at school and in the military, and his various responsibilities and official tours. Not a great deal of material on his romantic life, although several dating partners are mentioned in passing. No mention found of his wife to be, Diana Spencer, nor of his longtime soul mate, Camilla Parker-Bowles.  
Price: 2.25 USD
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16 Herman, Eleanor Sex With the Queen: Nine Hundred Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers and Passionate Politics
NY Harper Perennial (HarperCollins) 2007 0060846749 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
322 pp., with 16 pp. of glossy color photos (mostly plates of paintings). Also bibliography, notes and index. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No markings. In a lively, lighthearted sequel to her "Sex with Kings," Herman digs through centuries of scandal to uncover many cases of queens and princesses who took lovers more or less openly. She finds the royal ladies could carry on as long as their dalliances didn't interfere with politics. Her concluding chapter looks at the escapades of Princess Diana. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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17 Hoving, Thomas Making the Mummies Dance: INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Simon & Schuster 1993 0671738542 / 9780671738549 1st Edition Stated Cloth and Boards Near Fine Very Good + 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
447 pp, 16 pp B&W glossy photos. Tiny tear in photo section at bottom of joint. Else nearly new. No markings in text. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Queen's Bastard , Maxwell, Robin
18 Maxwell, Robin The Queen's Bastard
NY . Simon & Schuster 2000 068485760X / 9780684857602 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
436 pp., no spine creases, no markings, close to new. A historical novel about Arthur Dudley, rumored to be Queen Elizabeth's illegitimate son by Robt Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in the 16th century.  
Price: 3.29 USD
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19 Maxwell, Robin Virgin
London Review and Herald Publishing Association 2001 074720449 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good +  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
279 pp. Nearly new, no markings, spine uncreased. Lightly thumbed. A fictional biography of young Elizabeth I and her struggle with ambitious Sir Thomas Seymour, husband of her stepmother, Katherine Parr.  
Price: 4.05 USD
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20 Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley Letters
London Everyman's Library 1992 1857151313 / 9781857151312 Reprint Cloth Fine Fine Anthology 8vo -- 8.25 in 
558 pp. As new, no markings, very clean. Ribbon marker. Includes index, bibliography, introduction by Kings College lecturer Clare Brant. The outpouring of an 18th century English aristocrat who dabbled in poetry and history, and wrote voluminously and candidly to her husband and friends. Some see her as a proto-feminist. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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