1947 · New York
Handsome Limited Editions Club printing of this rollicking historical novel set amidst 16th-century strife between the Protestant English and Catholic Spanish, written by the author of the Water Babies. The => 10 plates and additional in-text illustrations were brush-drawn by Edward A. Wilson and hand-colored by Paul Baruch, and the introduction was written by John T. Winterich.
The volumes were designed by Eugene Clauss and printed at the Akerman-Standard Company, with the binding done by the Russell-Rutter Company. This is numbered copy 1157 of 1500 printed, signed at the colophon by the illustrator.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 182. Publisher's quarter canvas and light blue paper–covered sides, front covers stamped with globe and ship vignette in black and gold, spines stamped in black, gilt, and red, in original slipcase; slipcase showing light shelfwear with mild sunning to spine, volumes with spines darkened, otherwise crisp and clean. One leaf in vol. I with lower outer corner creased. A nice set. (Inventory #: 36799)