History, Aristocratic Families. The author explores the present lives and histories of six aristocratic families with over 18 months of research, visiting these families in England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Liechtenstein. This reveals a class of people as old as European civilizations itself. Many beautiful color plates by Ric Gemmell. (248 Pgs.) Beautiful Pictorial DJ. Near VVG.AUTHOR: Robert Lacey PUBLISHER: Little, Brown & Co., Boston ISBN: 0316511641 YEAR: 1983 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: First American Ed.