New York: Harper and Brothers, 1902. Reprint. Thick octavo (21cm); pictorial yellow cloth, with black and red, stamped in gilt; 286pp, frontis., 15 plates. Spine slightly cocked, tanned; boards soiled and smudged, with rubbed extremities; small chip to crown of spine. Ex libris on front pastedown, ownership signature on ffep; bindings mildly shaken; foxing intermittent throughout. Just about Very Good.
A somewhat romanticized biography of Elisabeth, Empress consort of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria. Elisabeth, also known by her nickname "Sissi", had a rather informal (but noble) upbringing until her reluctant ascension to royalty. This book, attributed to Marguerite Cunliffe-Owen (via OCLC), covers the empress's storied, often tragic life until her assassination in 1898. As described in the title, this biography also contains several b/w photo-illustrated plates of Sissi and her family.