Title: Quentin Durward (Regent Classics)
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Year: 1955 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Thames Publishing Co.
Remarks: Assumed 1st Regent Classics edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good/Fair
Description: "A brave and handsome young Scot, Quentin Durward, takes service with King Louis XI of France as an Archer of the Scottish Guard. He is chosen to escort the lovely young Countess of Croye through dangerous country to the castle of the Bishop of Leige. A powerful story with a wealth of incident and a plot abounding in cross-currents arising from the political intrigues of the wily King Louis and his conflict with the bold Duke of Burgundy. To all who like rich historical adventure by a master storyteller it will be thoroughly satisfying."
No illustrations other than the uncredited effort on the cover.
Deep red cloth boards with black text to spine. The jacket is scuffed and worn along its extremities, with many closed tears. It is missing a small triangular section (refer to image) at the front, and another at the head of the spine. Despite its age, the book itself is remarkably well-preserved. The pages have only the slightest hint of tanning, and remain completely free from foxing or any other marking. Slight discolouration to endpapers where they have been cosy with the jacket flaps. Binding is sound.
No year of publication stated, but assumed to be the first Regent Classics edition.
Measures 20 cm × 13 cm (8″ × 5.2″). 8vo. 247 pp.