Izon, John. (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
Title SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY. THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR.
Publisher Andrew Melrose, London, (1956), Ist edition.
Seller ID 12858
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Sir Thomas Stucley was a rogue of the first order. Alleged to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he persuaded Elizabeth to allow him to join an expedition to Florida. He n ever arrived. Instead, he stole the supplies and befriended the rebel Shane O'Neill in Ireland. This was only the first of many incidents in an adventurous career, in which he figured in almost every kind of treachery and desperate exploit. Stucley lived - and died - furiously. The story of his life is packed with adventure, intrigue - and humour. He was killed on a Morcoccan battlefield, having joined the Portuguese King's Crusade in North Africa." Small crease at bottom corner of pages up to page 22, slight 3" split to inside rear hinge paper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor dis-coloration to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several chips and tears - some taped on inside, small area of surface paper loss on front panel and on spine, light to moderate rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel and spine edges. VG/Fair