White Company


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Illustrator: N.C. Wyeth

DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The White Company. Pictures by N[ewel] C[onvers] Wyeth. NY: Cosmopolitan [1922]. 8vo, [xiv] 363pp. Maroon cloth with spine stamped in gold and color pictorial label affixed to front; t.e.g. Color pictorial endpapers; 14 color plates. Spine ends, corners and edge of label all lightly rubbed, former owner’s name stamped on blank flyleaf with number hand-written next to it, else a clean, tight copy with all color plates still bright.

First edition. Join four young yeoman as they flock to the banner of Sir Nigel Loring and join the Black Prince’s campaign to Calais. With fascinating attention to historical detail, Conan Doyle paints a convincing picture of the chivalric life and manners of the 14th century. Best known for his tales of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle considered this his favorite novel. Wyeth captures all the excitement, adventure, and comraderie in his magnificent watercolors for Doyle’s tale.