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.
Woodstock, or The Cavalier, A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one (first published in 1826) is a historical novel by Walter Scott. Set just after the English Civil War, it was inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners who had taken possession of a royal residence at Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The story deals with the escape of Charles II in 1652, during the Commonwealth, and his final triumphant entry into London on 29 May 1660.
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'.
The cover is slightly faded with some inward bend to the corners, the internal pages are in a good clean condition with a sound and tight binding.