Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Dukes Own or The Adventures of Peter Daly by Col. Groves rare 1887 antique book

Antique vintage hardback book beautifully bound in olive green cloth with heavily decorated front and spine with a frontpiece illustration.Published by Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, 35 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London.

This copy is undated but the book was orginally published in 1887, the author J. Percy Groves was the first Librarian of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey. He had started his career in the army with the 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot, and ended it in 1873 in the 27th Inniskillings, before selling his commission and retiring to Guernsey. He wrote many regimental histories as well as adventure stories.

This antique vintage children's historical adventure book is in very good condition for it's age with only slight foxing to the edges and slight marking to the boards as shown in the photograph. The gold lettering is still bright. It was orginally given as a Sunday School prize and thus has a book plate.

Price £22.00
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