House of Wolf

Antique Fine Leather Book Entitled “The House of Wolf” by Stanley Weyman

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  • Fine leather prize binding 1906 grange eastbourne.  House of the Wolf: A Romance, by Stanley Weyman. Published in London by Longmans, Green and Company in 1906. Condition: Very Good. Full leather with gilt ruled design on front and back board. 5 raised bands on spine with elaborate gilt design. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Leather on spine as some rubbing, especially top compartment. Inside, tight and overall clean with scattered foxing. Top tip of front leaf torn off. Original bookplate never filled in. 7.25″ H x 5″ W with 276 pages. House of the Wolf, The (1889), the first of Stanley J. Weyman’s historical romances, deals with the adventures of three young brothers (the eldest of whom, Anne, Vicomte de Caylus, tells the story) in Paris, during the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. Catharine, the beautiful cousin of these young men, is sought in marriage by the most powerful noble of the province, the dreaded Vidame de Bezers, known from his armorial bearings as the “Wolf.” She prefers the Huguenot Louis de Pavannes, and Bezers swears to have his life. To warn him, the country lads Anne, Marie, and St. Croix journey to Paris, only to fall into the power of the terrible Vidame. The plots of the Vidame, the struggle of the boys, and the dangers of M. de Pavannes, are woven with thrilling effect into the bloody drama of the Massacre; and the sinister figure of the proud, revengeful “Wolf,” with his burst of haughty magnanimity, lingers long in the memory. The Grange, St Annes Road, Eastbourne. “Boys prepared for Public Schools and the Royal Navy. Special classes for very young boys under a governess”. It had an indoor heated pool 44ft x 18ft – and there was no work before breakfast

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