The City Of Gold..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front boards and borders on spine, in pictorial dust wrapper which has edge chips and small tears, repaired along side of spine and some foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER
William Heinemann Ltd.,
(the severn edition).
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. viii + 888 pp.
Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire and practised as a physician until he was invalided home from the campaign in German East Africa in 1918. He then devoted himself to a career as an author, publishing his Mercian novels, loosely based on a version of his ancestral Midlands and also travelling widely, including South Africa. This title, set in nineteenth century South Africa, continues the story of John Grafton and his sons, begun in They Seek a Country of 1937 the story of a Worcestershire boy, who is transported for poaching, but escapes from his wrecked convict ship on the shores of South Africa.
[Stock No. 24544]