Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Dukes Own or The Adventures of Peter Daly by Col. J. Percy Groves 1887- Teaser Tuesday

 Grab your book

 Open to a random page

Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page:

"But then should the rebels and their allies prove victorious, - even for a time,- she would be left penniless, and without a friend in the land."

 This weeks Teaser Tuesday is from an antique book by Col. J. Percy Groves, The Dukes Own or The Adventures of Peter Daly.

It's beautifully bound in olive green cloth with heavily decorated front and spine with a frontpiece illustration.Published by Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, 35 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London.

 This copy is undated but the book was orginally published in 1887, the author J. Percy Groves was the first Librarian of the Priaulx Library, Guernsey. He had started his career in the army with the 67th South Hampshire Regiment of Foot, and ended it in 1873 in the 27th Inniskillings, before selling his commission and retiring to Guernsey. He wrote many regimental histories as well as adventure stories.

It was orginally given as a Sunday School prize and thus has a book plate.
Teaser Tuesdays, a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


  1. What a lovely book! Thanks for sharing the book and the Teaser.
    Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser

  2. Wow - that is a lovely book - I love the page headers! I think the pictures alone would make a great teaser too :)

    Here's my Teaser from A Tapestry of Dreams! ~ Wendi

  3. Wow, that is one great looking book! Nice teaser, too!! :) Thanks for sharing, though I don't see myself reading such a big book anytime soon!
    Good one!

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-9.html