Roy Publishers, New York, copyright 1944. Hardback in very good condition. Bookcover in good condition with some tears on back.
Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. This is "a historical novel in the grand tradition. It is set against the background of one of the most tumultuous and exciting periods of history - the early part of the Thirteenth Century - the years of the Fifth Crusade to deliver Jerusalem from the infidels and the tragic Children's Cursade".