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Princess Marina was born in Athens, Greece, on 13 December 1906. Her father was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. She was the youngest of the couple's children. One of her paternal uncles was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (making her Philip's first cousin).
Marina spent her early years in Greece, and lived with her parents and paternal grandparents at Tatoi Palace. Along with her sisters, she was raised to be devout and religious, which was encouraged by her grandmother, Queen Olga of Greece. Marina's family travelled outside of Greece often, especially during the summer months. Her first recorded visit to Britain was in 1910 after the death of her godfather, Edward VII. She officially met her other godmother and future mother-in-law, Mary of Teck (then Queen Mary), who treated Marina and her sisters like her own children.
This book does have a dedication signed by Princess Marina
Please note that the dusk jacket has some nibbling around the edges especially along the back at the top, and there is a small hole near to the top, and the spine edges are partially missing as you will see from the photos. There is also a tear on the front part of the dust jacket which is located approximately one inch from the top and goes from left to right for about 3 inches.
There has been water damage at some point and the red from the cloth covering has leeched onto the dust jacket along the spine, and this has also affected the interior back board.
There is also some foxing along the edges of the pages and dotted throughout the book, but on a good note this book has not had any colouring, highlighting, underlining or writing in it.
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