The Ward of King Canute: A Romance of the Danish Conquest – Ottilie A. Liljencrantz 1903 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co, NY, 1903
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First edition, first printing. Decorated Art Nouveau green cloth. Binding tight, deckle edges, internally fine, unmarked. 6 full-page colour plates and decorations by Troy & Margaret West Kinney. Very Good.

There is an old myth of a hero who renewed his strength each time he touched the earth, and finally was overcome by being raised in the air and crushed. Whether or not the Angles risked a like fate as they raised themselves away from the primitive virtues that had been their life and strength, no one can tell; but it has been well said that when Northern blood mingled with English blood at the time of the Danish Conquest, the Anglo-Saxon race touched the earth again.

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