These three hardback volumes, published by Longmans, Green & Co., are in very good condition. The covers are bright and clean and only lightly worn. There is virtually no foxing or yellowing to pages.
The three volumes in this trilogy are:
1900 Edwy the Fair, or The First Chronicle of Ascendune. A Tale of the Days of St. Dunstan.
1899 Alfgar the Dane, or The Second Chronicle of Ascendune. A Tale of the Days of Edmund Ironside
1897 The Rival Heirs, being The Third and Last Chronicle of Ascendune
The books are written by Augustine Crake (1836 - 1890), who was Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Cholsey in Oxfordshire, and also 'chaplain of a large school' (All Saints School, Bloxham). Chronicling the fascinating period of the Norman Conquest, the stories were primarily intended to capture the imaginations and to stimulate the older pupils at his school.