Title: The Children Of The New Forest
Author: Captain Marryat
Publisher: Andrew Dakers Limited
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair/Good
Description: "The four children of Royalist Colonel Beverley have been orphaned during the Civil War. They live in the care of a relative at their home, Arnwood, in the New Forest. A faithful forester, Jacob Armitage, learning that the victorious Roundheads are searching for King Charles I and intend to burn down Arnwood, conceals the two boys and two little girls in his cottage. He pretends they are his grandchildren and teaches them to cook, hunt, and tend the garden and livestock. After the old man's death they are able to fend for themselves with the help of a gipsy boy. Edward, the eldest, becomes a self-reliant, gallant youth. Although he cannot entirely disguise his good breeding and Royalist sympathies, he is befriended by the Roundhead Superintendent and saves the life of his daughter Patience Heatherstone.
After many adventures in the forest he joins the exiled monarch, Charles II, in Paris. Eventually, at the Restoration, he comes once more into his inheritance and wins the lovely Patience for his bride."
Beautiful colour frontispiece repeats jacket illustration. Captioned b&w illustration on flyleaf.
Light green cloth boards with gilt text on spine. Jacket has some nicks and tears, and is creased at front and rear. Small loss near tail of spine. Internally, the book is in very good condition. The pages are lightly tanned, but are otherwise unmarked and unfoxed. Dedication in blue ballpoint on ffep.
Copies by this publisher are scarce. No year of publication given, but believed to date from c.1950.
Measures 20.5 cm × 13 cm (8.2″ × 5.2″). 8vo. 224 pp.