Phantom Crown: The Story of Maximilian & Carlota of Mexico. Bertita HARDING.

Phantom Crown: The Story of Maximilian & Carlota of Mexico.

New York: Blue Ribbon Books, [1934]. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. 381pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Mild binding edgewear only, with spine gilt a tad rubbed, else tight and internally near fine. Item #48157

Just a reprint edition of this popular biography by the German-born biographer (1902-71) -- but with a lovely Autograph Note Signed from her tipped to front flyleaf. 1p, 5½" X 8¼", New York, NY, 10 November 1939. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. On "Barbizon Plaza Hotel" letterhead, Harding boldly pens this cordial note to an admirer thanking him for birthday wishes "and also for your interest in the books I write. It is a joy to find such a response as your words indicate."

Price: $45.00

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