"The Black Rose" was written by Thomas B. Costain and was copyrighted 1945. This is a vintage tale from the author of "Ride With Me," "For My Great Folly," and more. Travel with him from the misty streets of London to the seething humanity of Bombay.
A reviewer on Amazon had this synopsis, "Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China.
With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fabulous Mongol Empire, and returns famous, to find that he must choose between the first love he thought lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East."
This vintage book has black cloth covers with gold embossed family seal on the front cover and title on the spine. It is in good vintage condition with some light scuffing on the cover and bumping at the corners. The pages are minimally yellowed and the binding is tight. There is a mimeographed sheet pasted to the front inside stating: "Change books on the 1st & 15th of each month. Get your book from the one listed above you. So I believe this was part of a book club reading list. Included in the list are: Riggs - The Fountainhead and Loupot - The Egg and I.