Title Wulf The Saxon. A Story of The Norman Conquest.
Publisher London, Blackie & Son, 1895 1st edition.
Seller ID 78676
Tall 8vo. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green pictorial cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Beveled boards. Olive edges. In good condition. Spine darkened, corners, edges and boards rubbed. Slight lean to spine. Inscription to front endpaper “To Fred, from John, Christmas 1894.” Also inscription to verso of half-title “To Teddy & Brian, also Mary, Dec. 1957.” Some light foxing spots to half title and last cat pages, some mild spots to pages. Else a clean and tight copy. 384pp.cat.32pp. With 12 b/w plates by Ralph Peacock. The last days of Saxon England and the conquest of King Harold and his army by William of Normandy provide the colorful backdrop for one of Henty’s most popular children’s books. The hero is a young thane who wins the favor of Earl Harold and joins his retinue. When Harold becomes king, Wulf assists in the Welsh Wars and fights at Stamford Bridge against the Norsemen. In the mighty struggle at Hastings, Wulf stands with his king and fights valiantly to the end as Harold’s thanes die around him and he is killed, allegedly from an arrow through the eye. Because of previous dealings with the new King William, Wulf is able to keep his estates and does his part to amalgamate the Normans by marrying a noble’s daughter.
G. A. HENTY G.A. HENTY, Wulf The Saxon, Norman Conquest, Stamford Bridge, Hastings, 1895 1st edition, pictorial cloth, illustrated, decorative