The Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle illustrations by Andre Casaigne 1901 The Century Co.

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With The Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle, available in an elaborate 1901 edition from The Century Co., plunge into the heart of historical adventure.

This hardcover book, measuring 8x6x1 inches and spanning 470 pages, is adorned with navy cloth, silver and gold lettering, and elegant silver decorations on the front board and spine. Featuring a frontispiece and eleven striking black and white plates by André Castaigne, the book is a visual as well as a narrative treat.

Set in France during the transformative reign of Henry of Navarre, the story follows country boy Felix Broux, who, upon arriving in the city, finds himself amidst danger, adventure, and a tumultuous love story. With swordfights, narrow escapes, and elements of intrigue, this historical novel is a captivating read. Despite spotting on the cover and a signature from a previous owner, the book is a treasure for enthusiasts of historical fiction and beautifully crafted editions.


  • Author: Bertha Runkle
  • Illustrator: André Castaigne
  • Publisher: The Century Co.
  • Year: 1901
  • Format: Hardcover with Illustrations
  • Pages: 470
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Previous owner's signature on the cover, with spots.

Four Key Features:

  1. Engaging Historical Plot: Set in the transformative era of Henry of Navarre's reign.
  2. Beautiful Illustrations: Enhance the narrative with black and white plates by André Castaigne.
  3. Ornate Design: Navy cloth binding with silver and gold lettering and decorations.
  4. Action-Packed Adventure: A mix of swordfights, romance, and intrigue.

Beyond The Final Page:

"The Helmet of Navarre" is more than a historical novel; it's a portal to another era, offering readers an exciting journey through the streets of old France. It’s an essential read for those who revel in the blend of history and adventure.


This vintage book has been previously owned and shows signs of age, including spotting on the cover and a signature from its previous owner. These aspects add to its historical charm and authenticity. Please refer to the photos for more details, and contact us for additional information or pictures

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