VGC.Element Books,1996.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(tear on the edge of the back Dj cover,small nicks,scratch and a couple of creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings,diagrams,map.Nice and clean pages with two ink marks,nicks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the pages,small mark inside the last blank page of the book.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear inside the edges of the Dj cover.Foreword by Prince Michael Of Albany.504pp including List of plates,list of maps,list of charts,list of diagrams and illustrations,notes and references,appendices:I to V,bibliography,index.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition.Heavy book. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: One of the most important developments of the last 50 years in religious studies has been the emergence of suppressed and forgotten texts and lore. A flood of new archeological knowledge and newly discovered ancient texts sheds unexpected light on the traditions of Christian worship. Into this flood, Gardner, who holds the office of the Jacobite Historiographer Royal of the Royal House of Stewart, would like to inject yet another revelation: the bloodline of Jesus Christ. According to Gardner, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, and she was pregnant with his child when he was crucified at Qumran, not Golgotha as it is usually thought. Mary delivered a male child before she and her son were spirited out of Palestine to France, where she died. This child became the scion of an amazing genealogy that terminates?surprise?in the House of Stuart. Furthermore, that house did not expire but flourishes to this day. This book is an amazing patchwork of scholarly trappings and dizzy tomfoolery stitched together with myth and fable until it fabricates the amazing argument that indeed the Crown of England properly belongs to the Line of David through Jesus Christ himself. This is exhilarating fantasy worthy of a great romantic novel.