This is an 1877 first edition book that has been signed. And inscribed by Queen Victoria (18191901). Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until her death. In 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Thus, her royal name became Victoria Regina Imperatrix , which is Latin for Victoria, Queen and Empress. Victoria frequently used her royal initials VRI when she signed letters, documents, and other items. Her inscription in this book is signed VRI. The five books were originally published from 1875 to 1880. The untimely death of Albert at an early age left Victoria devastated; she went into mourning, and wore black for the rest of her life. The writing of these five books took many years to complete. This was a very important project to the Queen, who wanted Albert to be properly commemorated. As each volume was completed and printed, the publisher sent multiple copies to the Queen, who then inscribed and signed them as gifts to her friends, family members, and leading public figures. Marianne Skerrett was the head dresser for the Queen. She was responsible for selecting, purchasing, and mending Victorias wardrobe. She supervised a large. Staff of hairdressers, dressmakers, and seamstresses. Who kept the royal wardrobe in good repair. The Queen for twenty-five years, from 1837 to 1862. Over the years she became something like the Queen’s. Secretary and personal assistant, helping her in a myriad. Of ways beyond the realm of clothing. She and the Queen. Became personally very close, as they shared common. Interests in books, paintings, and animals. Were very intelligent, and both of them were multilingual. They remained friends for the rest of Marianne’s life. Thus, their association lasted for a total of fifty years. THE LIFE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE CONSORT. Published in 1877 by Smith, Elder, & Co. This is a hardback book, about 9″ by 6″, 531 pages, with one b/w illustration. The Queen’s handwritten inscription reads as follows. To Marianne Skerrett from her affect. ” is Victoria’s abbreviation for ” affectionate. One of only two to have a Christmas gift inscription. (3) The last two images in this listing are for illustrative. Purposes only, and are NOT included with the book. Image is an engraving of Victoria and Albert on their. The last image is a photo of Marianne Skerret. (4) Queen Victoria has been portrayed in many films. An ongoing British television. Series titled VICTORIA has been in production since. The series includes a character that is based. On Marianne Skerrett; that character is. Overall, the book is in good condition, with general wear. The inner hinges are weakening. There is a hole in the blank page that is facing the. Page (see the sixth image). This is an ex-library book, with several library inkstamps. There is a library bookplate on the. Inside front cover, with a faded “WITHDRAWN” inkstamp. Please check out the photos for more information. The item “Queen Victoria SIGNED INSCRIBED 1877 book Life of the Prince Consort Albert, V. 3″ is in sale since Wednesday, August 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “logic_of_liberty” and is located in Columbus, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Queen Victoria