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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. xii, , 358,  pages. Cover has wear, soiling, and material stuck to the front cover. Small black and white portrait illustrations of the six Stuart Sovereigns of England on the frontispiece. Twenty full page portraits in the text. The book contains an appendix on the death of James II and William III, as well as a genealogical table of the Stuart Kings of England, and an index. Petrie was known for his interest in royalism and Jacobitism. Several of Petrie's books deal with Charles I's government, towards which he was broadly sympathetic. He published biographies of Lord Bolingbroke, of the early-20th-century British cabinet minister Walter Long, and of three Spanish kings: Philip II, Charles III, and Alfonso XIII. Another biography of his dealt with a fourth notable Spaniard: Philip II's half-brother Don John of Austria. He was a member of the Jacobite Royal Stuart Society.
New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1962. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, 430 pages. ports. 23 cm. Illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Signed by author. DJ has some wear and soiling, edge tears and chips. Pages 407-9 torn but complete. Some edge soiling. Previous owner's name is also present below inscription signed by "John". Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett (13 October 1902 in Keston, Kent – 9 December 1975 in London) was a conservative English historian of German and diplomatic history, and the official biographer of King George VI. He was well known in his lifetime, and his interpretation of the role of the German Army influenced a number of British historians. Wheeler-Bennett lived in Germany between 1927 and 1934 and witnessed at first-hand the final years of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazi Germany. During his time in Berlin, he became an unofficial agent and advisor to the British government on international events.
London, England: The Right Book Club, 1939. Stated First Published in 1929. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. viii, 300 pages. Includes Preface, Occasional Footnotes, Appendix, and Index. The DJ has some wear, and small pieces missing. Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson KCIE CSI CMG DSO (18 July 1884 – 31 May 1940) was the British civil commissioner in Baghdad in 1918–20. Wilson served under Percy Cox, the colonial administrator of Mesopotamia (Mandatory Iraq) during and after World War I, including the Iraqi revolt against the British in 1920. In 1933 Wilson was elected in a by-election as the Conservative MP for Hitchin. He described himself as a 'left-wing radical Tory'. Wilson published his travelling and political diaries as the Walks and Talks series with the Right Book Club. Like his half-sister Mona Wilson, Wilson published extensively on what he termed 'left wing' issues such as workmen's compensation, the costs of funerals, industrial assurance, and old age pensions. These researches arguably influenced related postwar policies. Before the Second World War his outspoken views on foreign policy evoked much criticism. Wilson was the third Member of Parliament to die in action in World War II. He was killed while serving as an aircrew member at the advanced age of 55. Wilson was immortalized as Sir George Corbett in the 1942 Powell and Pressburger movie One of Our Aircraft is Missing.