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The Queen's book of the Red Cross

Author: Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great BritainCecil BeatonAnne RenierFernand Gabriel RenierBritish Red Cross Society.All authors
Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1939.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology of prose and poetry by John Masefield, T.S. Eliot, A.A. Milne, Gracie Fields, Eric Ambler, Georgette Heyer, Cecil Day Lewis and others.
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Genre/Form: Bookplates
Cloth case bindings
Dust jackets
Frontispiece (illustration) portraits
Presentation inscriptions
Anthologies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain; Cecil Beaton; Anne Renier; Fernand Gabriel Renier; British Red Cross Society.; Hazell, Watson & Viney,; Hodder and Stoughton (Firm); Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co. Ltd,; Richard Clay and Company Ltd,; Wyman & Sons,
OCLC Number: 1008178189
Notes: "In aid of The Lord Mayor of London's Fund for the Red Cross and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem."
"The text has been printed on paper supplied through Bowater-Lloyd and W. Rowlandson & Co. Ltd. by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd., of London and Aylesbury, Wyman & Sons Ltd., of London, Reading and Fakenham, and Richard Clay & Co. Ltd., of London and Bungay. ... The book has been bound by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co. Ltd. in conjunction with Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd., Wyman & Sons Ltd. and Richard Clay & Co. Ltd."--Title page verso.
Bookplate on upper pastedown reads: "From the Library of Anne Renier and F.G. Renier."
Copy A: case binding of blue cloth over boards, title stamped in red on upper cover and spine. Blue dust jacket with portrait of the Queen on upper cover.
Copy B: binding of blue paper wrappers over card. Upper cover with title and portrait of the Queen. Spine with title in white. Lower with title in red.
Copy B: presentation inscription in ink on upper flyleaf reads: 'Lots of good wishes for Christmas & 1945, Adrienne De ... #x8;#x8;#x8; ...?'.
Donated by Anne Renier and F.G. Renier.
Frontispiece portrait of the Queen, by Cecil Beaton.
Initialled in ink "AR" (ie. Anne Renier) on lower flyleaf.
Description: 255 pages, 13 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), music, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Includes prefatory letter by the Queen in facsimile reproduction.
Responsibility: with a message from Her Majesty the Queen and contributions by fifty British authors and artists.

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Anthology of prose and poetry by John Masefield, T.S. Eliot, A.A. Milne, Gracie Fields, Eric Ambler, Georgette Heyer, Cecil Day Lewis and others.

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