The Young Robert Bruce - Jane OliverLondon: Max Parrish, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Previous owners' name to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
Contains: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: “Page, esquire, knight — these were the normal stages in the upbringing of a boy of noble birth in the thirteenth century, during which he would acquire a knowledge of heraldic lore, as well as the practical training which would fit him for the order of chivalry. But throughout his boyhood, the young Robert Bruce was close to the problems of succession to the throne which were disturbing Scotland. His grandfather had once been named heir to the old King, and Robert’s mother was convinced that her son would one day rule the land.
Jane Oliver has captured magnificently the atmosphere of pageantry and the excitement of life in a mediaeval castle, so that her retelling of these events is both historically accurate and dramatically true.”