The King's Esquire. or the Jewel of France by George Manville Fenn
1903. 329 pages. No dust jacket. Decorative blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrated plates by Gordon Browne. Pages are moderately tanned with mild foxing throughout. Heavier tanning to endpapers and pastedowns. Cracks to hinges, exposing netting. Cracks to guttering, however binding is firm. Pencil inscription to front free endpaper. Some annotations and thumb-marking throughout. Edges dyed blue. Boards have visible edge wear with corner bumping. Noticeable tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Gilt lettering is darkened. Slightly discoloured spine edges. Pronounced forward lean.