A gift from 'Apapa', King Christian of Denmark (1818-1906) to Georgie ([ 1890 ])
The Animals' Rebellion, 
Published: Ernest Nister & E. P. Dutton & Co., London & New York
Date: [ 1890 ]
Bright pictorial covers over cloth spine, decorative endpapers and beautifully illustrated with full page colour plates and black & white line drawings within the text. With some rubbing and marks to the boards and scuffing to corners and edges the book is still in very good condition, firm and bright. Internally clean, with age toning to the endpapers, light age toning to pages' edges and a few edge tears and sporadic spotting to some pages but in general sharp and bright. Loss to the top and bottom of rear endpaper as seen in photos and what looks like and old tape mark to rear endboard. Overall a clean and solid copy with a nice story behind it. Unpaged.
With small and neat inscription to ffep "Georgie - From Apapa - Xmas 1902". The book now belongs to my dad and he tells me that he bought it, in his book shop, from an old gentleman about 25-30 years ago. The gentleman said it was given to him by the King of Denmark and on later researching the book my dad found out that Princess Victoria (1868-1935), the daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra used to refer to her Grandfather - King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) as 'Apapa'.
Thompson, G. H.
Offered by Peter Foster Books