OUT-OF-PRINT 1953 vintage hardcover book – Golden Admiral by 20th century American novelist F. Van Wyck Mason.
Has John Allen Maxwell collector's dust jacket! Publisher: Doubleday & Co, New York, Copyright, 1953. No isbn. Not ex-library.
Exciting historical fiction, this novel tells of Sir Francis Drake and the Armada. Covers the four years leading up to Sir Frances Drake's great victory over the Spanish Armada and birth of the British Empire.
MAGNIFICENT color dust jacket illustrated by John Allen Maxwell; a fabulous collector's item and would look great framed. Wonderful map endpapers color drawings of Drake's voyages & Battle of Spanish Armada.
F. Van Wyck Mason, one of the country's most successful novelists. Boston born, served brilliantly in both World Wars. During World War II worked as Chief Historian serving on General Eisenhower's staff.
CONTENTS: Book One – through Book Four.
Gloriana - Bilbao Harbor; El Corregidor De Viscaya;
King Philip's Commission; London Pool; At Hampton Court Palace;
At the Sign of the Red Knight; The Estuary; A Matter of Justice;
To Annoy the King of Spain - H.M.S. "Bonaventure"; The Survivors & more.
Photo does not capture exact dust jacket color hues & bright gilt spine cover titles; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
Hardcover, vibrant pictorial color DJ, glossy black boards & gilt spine titles. 340 pages MINT, unused, 8" x 6". BCE. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/crisp/clean. Cover near fine/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes small indent line front, back indent bottom spine edge.
DJ excellent overall/bright/clean/some light shelfwear-tears spine ends-light edgewear/creasing top left front corner-back few light creases-corners lightly bumped-toned.
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