Drums by James Boyd Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth

$30.00

This is a collectible hardcover, no dust jacket. 1928 First Thus Scribner Publishing. It is in good condition, unmarked inside, some light foxing, natural tanning to pages. Binding is tight and straight with some wearing but pages are not loose. There is some foxing and the hint of separation to binding on pages: 278/279, 180/181, 164/165 148/149, and 12/13 but rest of book tight and good. 409 pages with illustrations by Wyeth that are colorful and clean on unmarked pages. Hard to find rare collectible in good condition. Brown hardcover boards with color illustrated frontispiece. Showing some shelf wear mostly at corners. Nice copy and completely readable of this rare hardcover.

Historical novel set in North Carolina featuring Johnny, the son of a well-to-do Scottish immigrant during the time of the American Revolution. The main character struggles with what to do and the right course of action when the war breaks out. He is torn between King and Country. In addition, we get to see how Johnny's friends, neighbors and love ones respond to the choice between library and loyalty. The author does not shy away from the issue of slavery either and makes every effort to depict things honestly. Nice addition to any historical fiction vintage library.

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