Excerpt from Augusta, Empress of Germany
Swan Sonnenschein & Co 1900.
Hardback with no d/j in fair/ good condition - some light marking/ fading to boards/ spine and bumping to corner edges/ top and bottom edges of spine. Some foxing/ browning to end papers, first few and last few pages. Also foxing to inside front and back boards and to side edge of text block which is rough cut. Some light damage to binding in a couple of places.
Her connection with the Red Cross Society is perhaps not generally known in this country, nor the substantial encouragement she gave to the scheme when first introduced in 1864. She excelled as an organiser, and the number and wide scope of her charities testify at the present day to her capabilities, as well as to her real tenderness of heart.
Her tastes were those of peace and intellectual development, which were simply unintelligible to the Emperor, and in the total absence of mutual interests, the Imperial couple spent their fifty years of married life a thousand miles apart.
The fact that several of the characters and incidents in this slight sketch are within the recollection of many may give it an additional interest, and will, I trust, afford the genuine pleasure to the public, that it has provided for the translator.