Lang, Andrew (ed.) (L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, H.J. Ford, C.H.M. Kerr and Lancelot Speed, illus.)
- The True Story Book
Longmans Green & Co, London, 1893.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, gilt-decorated cloth with decorated upper board decoration and spine title and decoration; 340pp., all edges gilt, with an engraved frontispiece protected by a tissue guard and many more engraved illustrations. Mild wear; scattered light foxing; binding slightly rolled; rubbing to edges; tiny scrapes to head and tail of spine; scrape to rear board with a small, light-coloured stain. A handsome copy. A book intended to introduce children to the various exploits of the great adventurers, this work re-tells the accomplishments of Casanova, Grace Darling, Captain Snelgrave, Kaspar Hauser, Leif the Lucky, John Foxe, John Rawlins and Lord Pitsligo. It also covers many other historical events, such as the kidnapping of the Princes in the Tower, the Conquest of Mexico, the Battle of Thermopylae and life in the wild frontier of the American West.
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