Shadows on the Rock
Alfred A. Knopf, New York | 1931
Hardcover. 280 pp. 7.5” x 5.5”. First edition. Dust jacket shows some wear (see photos). Tear in jacket at spine, but pieces fit together tightly. Clean text. Pages show some age-toning. Boards in good condition. Dust jacket has been wrapped in a plastic cover and book will shipped promptly, with care.
One afternoon late in October of the year 1697, Euclide Auclair, the philosopher apothecary of Quebec, stood on top of Cap Diamant gazing down the broad, empty river far beneath him. Empty, because an hour ago the flash of retreating sails had disappeared behind the green island that splits the St. Lawrence below Quebec, and the last of the summer ships from France had started on her long voyage home.