heard about / discovered with other book lovers. I thought it a lovely idea which is why I'm joining in this week. I also thought it would be a super idea for us to develop into a sort of vintage Friday Finds but I digress.
What do you think of The Dukes Own by Col. Groves, it has a beautiful cover doesn't it?
A rather splendid frontispiece,
and lovely illustations marking the beginning and end of each chapter.
All in all a rather wonderful book that was awarded to Harold Williams for attendance of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School.
I wonder who Harold Williams was and what he did in his lifetime? I'm assuming he is no longer with us as I believe that this book was published in 1887. At least that is when the book was first published, the authour Colonel Groves wrote lots of regimental histories and adventure stories and was once librarian of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey so I've been able to find out a bit about him.
I love books like this, ones that have been kept for years and years, though sadly I have to admit that I am unlikely to read this one I think it's probably more of a "Boys Own" type adventure.