ERLING THE BOLD. A Tale of the Norse Sea-Kings. By R. M. Ballantyne, author of “Deep Down: A Tale of the Cornish Mines;” ”The Lifeboat;” “The Lighthouse;” “Fighting the Flames,” etc. With Illustrations by the author.
London: James Nisbet & Co, 1869. vi, , 437, , [2 ad’s] pages. Bound in a special Morocco gilt binding commissioned for presentation, with patterned gilding to the fore-edges. Octavo. First edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper: ‘To dear Teenie from her brother-in-law The Author Christmas Edinburgh 1869.’ The binding is very rubbed and worn but holding firm; some occasional light foxing else a very good copy. Teenie was Christina Ballantyne, wife of R. M. B’s brother john.