Published in 1932 by A C Black, in the New Crown Edition series of the Waverley Novels. Embossed decoration on the front cover, with gilt lettering on the spine and decorative end papers.
An historic novel that also explores religious conflict. First pubblished in 1820 this historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, is one of his Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Elizabethan period. The action is centred on the Monastery of Kennaquhair, probably based on Melrose Abbey in south east Scotland, on the River Tweed. At this time, circa 1550, the Scottish Reformation is just beginning, and the monastery is in peril. A love story is interwoven as the Glendinning boys fall in love with Mary Avenel. Edward ends up becoming a monk, and Halbert finally marries Mary, after service with the Earl of Murray.
A name is written on the half-title page, which is repeated on an attached ex-libris sticker reading: 'William Johnston, 299 Donegall Road, Belfast. 1946'.
There is some bumping wear on the covers which have an inward bend to the corners and a slight skew to the spine, the internal pages are in a good clean condition and the binding is sound.