"How carefully they hold their linden shields, firm in the hand so nothing to fear": rare first edition The Battle of Maldon; signed by the author and in the rare original glassine

  • The Battle of Maldon, and Other Renderings from the Anglo-Saxon; Together with Original Verse.
  • The Battle of Maldon, and Other Renderings from the Anglo-Saxon; Together with Original Verse.

The Battle of Maldon, and Other Renderings from the Anglo-Saxon; Together with Original Verse.

$1,800.00

Item Number: 92491

Oxford: James Parker and Co, 1900.

First edition of this collection of English verse published to raise contributions for the Widows’ and Orphans’ Branch of the Transvaal War Fund. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle on the half-title page. Near fine in the scarce original glassine.

Best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes, Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific writer and touched on a wide range of topics, both fictional and non-fictional. Throughout his career Doyle published over 200 stories and articles including volumes of poetry, historical fiction, mysteries, and adventures.

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