The Soul of a Serf: A Romance of (the Other Days) Love and Valor Among the Angles and Saxons, with Appendix: The Anglo-Saxons in Earliest Times

Ellis, J Breckenridge

Published by Laird & Lee Publishers (William H Lee)., Chicago., 1910
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328 p. Includes illustrations. Red cloth over boards; stamped cover art in gold and black: Stylin' viking guy on rocky cliff, boat in setting (or rising) sun. Spine gold and black titles, art, Viking face icon. RARE: A novel featuring Usfrey, son of a freeman on the banks of the North Sea, then becoming Port's tenant, an unfreeman, after his own family and tribe had been swept away by the sea. Port was a fisherman of Strangtun and had found Usfrey on a log at sea. A tale of an ambitious, strong young man in the age before Britain was England, and when Germany was but a wilderness of tribes. Color frontispiece with clean tissue protector; beautifully crafted pen&ink illustrated title page w/ red in border and 1st title letters; 9 other plates, grayscale paintings illustrating storyline. With minor blemishes, this is a lovely volume. Fine. No dust jacket. Beautifully produced volume, w/ slight spine tilt. Horizontal 1.25-inch tear, p.289-290, near top. Clean, bright. Slight spine end, corner wear. Tight. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.C0360003597

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Title: The Soul of a Serf: A Romance of (the Other ...

Publisher: Laird & Lee Publishers (William H Lee)., Chicago.

Publication Date: 1910

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: DeLay, H S (Illustrated by).

Edition: First edition. Presumed first..

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