London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1889. Hardcover. Conan Doyle's third novel, an historical adventure set during the English Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, a coming of age tale in which the young male protagonist falls under the sway of an unsavory soldier of fortune. With much detail on the religious roots of the rebellion and life in seventeenth century England.
In the publisher's navy gilt cloth with embossed gilt lettering at cover and spine, beveled edges. In a custom made red gilt cloth dust jacket, with 1889 in gilt at base of dust jacket spine; somewhat darkened dust jacket spine. 8vo, vi, 421pp. Inner hinges split but holding. Title page marked; damp stain at lower corner early pages, not affecting text block. OCLC: 557209028. Very good overall. Item #21910