"I HAVE FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CARRY THE HEAVY BURDEN": A KING'S STORY, ONE OF ONLY 270 COPIES SIGNED BY EDWARD, DUKE OF WINDSOR, BOUND IN FULL PUBLISHER'S MOROCCO
WINDSOR, Duke of. A King's Story. The Memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor K.G. London: Cassell, (1951). Large octavo, original full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, front cover gilt armorial device, top edge gilt, uncut, original slipcase. $2800.
Signed limited first English edition, number 62 of only 250 numbered copies signed by Edward (270 total), in publisher's full morocco gilt-stamped with Edward's royal arms by Zaehnsdorf.
This scarce limited edition, signed by the Duke of Windsor, contains his "inside story of the celebrated crisis in the history of the British monarchy," when he chose to abdicate the throne in one of history's greatest romances (New York Times). With frontispiece and numerous photographic illustrations. Preceded by the same year's American signed limited edition (385 copies).
Only lightest rubbing to bright gilt morocco. A fine signed copy in the original slipcase.