A Prince of the Captivity

A Prince of the Captivity

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released July 1, 1933
ISBN -

£300.00

This is the epic story of one man’s courage. Adam Melfort is an officer and a gentleman. A brilliant career lies ahead of him until he is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Afterwards, he embarks on daring missions in the service of his country. Dangerous work behind enemy lines in World War I and espionage in 1920’s are adventures he bravely undertakes.

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A very good first edition in the publisher's green cloth with gold lettering. In a very good dust wrapper with some spotting on the back.

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John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort during World War 1. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities in 1927, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935, King George V, on the advice of Prime Minister R.C. Bennett, appointed Buchan to replace the Earl of Bessborough as Governor General of Canada, for which purpose Buchan was raised to the peerage. He occupied the post until his death in 1940.

Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the development of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition in the publisher's green cloth with gold lettering. In a very good dust wrapper with some spotting on the back.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.