Evelyn Graham. Albert King of the Belgians: An Authorized Biography. King Albert I was the son of Philip, Count of Flanders. He succeeded his uncle, Leopold II, on the throne, and served in the army and the Senate. He had good relations with the Kaiser and King George V. King Albert reaffirmed the neutrality of the Belgians and refused to allow the German troops free passage through his country. He led the Belgian army in the retreat to Flanders, as well as leading his and the French troops in the final Allied offensive. King Albert is known for introducing a new monetary system to Belgium and his reconstruction after the war. He was killed in a mountaineering accident in eastern Belgium in 1934, at the age of 58.
NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. 1st edition. 314 pages. Illustrated with 11 full page photos. Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar cover. Jacket has some wear, closed tear top left, chipping to edges. Hardcover is bound with red cloth with gilt stamping of crown and crest to front cover, some soil to covers. Name signature first page together with purple stamps indicating town (Cassopolis) where former owner lived. Text of book is near fine. 1 copy only.