Title: The Robe
Author: Lloyd C. Douglas
Publisher: Peter Davies
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Excellent
Description: The theme of this novel is the revolution which followed the death on the cross of Jesus. A young Roman Tribune, Marcellus, is the reluctant executioner and the deed haunts him. It is the robe of Jesus, won when the soldiers on Golgotha drew lots for the garment, which changes Marcellus' life. His spirit is healed by his possession of the robe and his faint compassion is changed into burning interest when he meets the companions of the man on the cross. Gradually he learns from them the full story of Jesus and of the secret faith spreading over and beyond their land…
Illustrated pastedowns and endpapers depict a b&w map of the Roman Empire in the 1st Century A.D.
Magenta boards. Dust wrapper unclipped (bears original price of £.2.50) and in protective mylar jacket. Were it not for the remains of an adhesive label on the fep, the book would be as new. All pages are clean, crisp, free from foxing or tanning, and very tightly bound.
No publication information given other than this being the 22nd printing. Assumed to date from c.1975
Measures 20.5 cm × 13.5 cm (8.2″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 496 pp.