The True Story Book

LANG, Andrew (editor). The True Story Book.

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LANG, Andrew (editor). The True Story Book. London; Longmans, Green, And Co. 1893.

8vo. Original royal blue pictorial cloth elaborately and strikingly blocked in gilt to spine and upper board, all edges gilt, matt black endpapers; pp. [vii], viii-xiv + [ii] + 337 + [ii]; with engraved illustrations throughout by H.J. Ford and a map; a bright and attractive copy with bruising and rubbing to spine ends, a couple of small pale spots to spine, and light rubbing to upper joint; internally very good with a small and oblong brown mark to first 2 leaves (10mm) and occasional light and diffuse foxing.
First edition. A collection of thrilling and inspirational tales from history including 'Casanova's Escape'; 'Captain Snelgrave and the Pirates'; 'The Conquest of Montezuma's Empire'; and 'The Story of Grace Darling'.