“MORE WONDERS IN THE WORLD THAN WE EVER DREAMT OF”
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho! London: Macmillan, 1894. Octavo, early 20th century full maroon calf prize binding, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, marbled endpapers and edges. $325.
Later edition, handsomely bound in gilt-stamped prize binding.
A colorful and romantic tale, with "all the glory and boldness of English sea adventure," Kingsley's timeless story, first published in 1855, is a "book of such body and substance that it has stood firm in a place all its own" (Miegs et al., 195). Charles Kingsley's romantic story of Elizabethan adventure "is in some ways his most characteristic book, and the descriptions of Devonshire scenery, his hearty sympathy with the Elizabethan heroes, and the unflagging spirit of the story, make the reader indifferent to its obviously one-sided view of history" (DNB).
A fine copy, handsomely bound.