London: Faber and Faber Unlimited, 1955.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". 352pp. Very light edgewear and dust soiling to unclipped dust jacket, with 1/4" open tear to tail of spine. Erased pencilled notation to front flap. Red-orange cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Very gentle bumping to corners, else fine. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A presentable copy in attractive dust jacket of this novel by archeologist, historian, and historical novelist Alfred Duggan, which continues the author's historic novelization of the lives of Thomas Becket, King Henry II, and the "clash of the Two Swords, of spiritual and temporal power" that rang through the twelfth century. Very good + / very good +. Item #2877