London: Smith, Elder, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First edition of historical fiction, set in the first years of the Hundred Years War, following the fortunes of the Loring family of the Manor of Tilford in Surrey. It was the forerunner to Conan Doyle's earlier novel 'The White Company'. 8vo, frontispiece, ix, 394pp, 8 leaves of plates, publisher's advertisement . In the original pictorial red gilt cloth, the front and spine panels stamped in gold, the front board with gilt knight illustration. Cloth stained base of spine, a bit faded. In a custom made red gilt cloth dust jacket, with "1906" in gilt at base of dust jacket spine. Dust jacket chipped top of spine, spine darkened. Internally, small bookseller label, F. Loeser, Brooklyn, at front paste down. OCLC: 17195687 records 6 copies. (Inventory #: 22177)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.