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HEYER, Georgette.

Royal Escape.

Published: London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1938

Stock code: 91213

Price: £375

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First edition, first impression. Heyer’s fifth historical novel, set in 1651, about Charles II’s escape from Worcester to Trent and thence to France.

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board imprinted with author’s initials. With the dust jacket. Spine ends faded and a tad bumped, in dust jacket that has chips at head and tail of spine, nicked edges, chipped corners and a punched hole to front flap to remove the price. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper reads: “Flora J. Goodyear. From John. Xmas. 1938.” A very good copy.

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