Ilderim: A Tale of Light and Shade QUEEN MARIE of ROUMANIA (Romania) 1925 Novel

$200.00

Title: Ilderim: A Tale of Light and Shade

Author: Marie Queen of Roumania [Romania]

Description: No date indicated (presumed to be either 1925 or 1926). Orange cloth boards with forest-green lettering on spine. Spine cocked. Spine ends rubbed and pushed; light wear to corner tips. Previous owner's name in pencil and small spot of soiling on ffep, else interior is generally clean. Short closed tear to fore-edge of title page. Dust jacket's spine missing bottom two inches; chipping at head of spine and corners; tear to bottom front flap fold; not price clipped ($2.50); in a clear archival sleeve. 318, [1] pages. 7.4 x 5 inches. Scarce in jacket.

Novel by Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938), probably published in anticipation of or to coincide with her historic tour of the United States in November 1926. It was originally published in Romania in 1915. The first British edition appeared in 1925 and Greenberg published the first American edition the following year.

The wistful tale set in the days of royal courts and nobility, revolving around the Lady Igraine and her two sons, the dark-skinned and unhappy son Ivor and her secreted fair child of joy, Ilderim, who had been born out of wedlock.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: Greenberg
Place: New York
Year: 1925

Keywords: fiction, novel, Romantic,

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