The White Company
An early edition of Conan Doyle's Hundred Years War romance
Tenth edition. Hardback bound in the original red cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 352pp + ads.
Set during the Hundred Years War, the protagonist of The White Company is a cloister-raised young nobleman who discovers that his father's will stipulated he travelled for a year before taking his vows. Setting off on his adventures, he finds himself part of the White Company—a group of mercenary archers en route to France. The horror of fighting awaits him—but so does the promise of valour.
A good reading copy. The red cloth is rubbed to the edges and spine ends. The inner binding is feeling a little loose but still secure, front hinge cracked but not open.