New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975/1974, stated 1st US, nl; blue boards, green endpapers, in jacket with wrap-around painting by Gareth Floyd of a meeting between two from Parliament and King outside Mantlemass; 8vo, 174 pp. Juvenile hardback.
The fifth and final Mantlemass novel takes place during the English Civil War. The books in the series are, in order, The Lark and the Laurel, The Sprig of Broom, A Cold Wind Blowing, The Iron Lily, and this book. Here, Cecilia finds a family secret in the writing table of her grandmother, Ursula Medley, while the country is deep in Civil War.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Near Fine jacket; no names or other marks, straight, clean, lightly foxed page edges, 1/8" of spine top in book and jacket lightly bumped (not rubbed or frayed); unclipped 7.50. Item #20703