Yonge, Charlotte M. The Story of the Christians and Moors of Spain. London: MacMillan and Co., 1882. 
Olive publisher's cloth decorated in gilt & black, gilt Crescent & Cross device to front, 5 x 7 inches, ink library stamp on ffep, front free end paper pasted down, title page with engraving of a crusader by W. Holman Hunt. vii., 299 generally clean pp., infrequent light foxing, one p. with an ink library stamp. Good. Hardcover.
"It has seemed to me that the eight hundred years' struggle between the Moslem and the Christian was little recollected at the present day; nor, indeed, could I find its history, romance, and poetry anywhere brought into combination...This...is only a compilation to give a surface idea of that strange warfare, and which may, perhaps, give a hint of unexplored fields of wondrous interest." - Preface.
Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), b. &d. at Otterbourne, Hampshire, England; d. A prolific author, devoted to the Church of England, she was known as "the novelist of the Oxford Movement." She was for 71 years a teacher in the village Sunday School. She began writing in 1848 and is credited with writing 160 novels over the span of her career.
"Yonge's work was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. Among her admirers were Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, William Ewart Gladstone, Charles Kingsley, Christina Rossetti, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Anthony Trollope...Yonge's work was compared favourably with that of Jane Austen, Honoré de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Trollope, and Emile Zola." - wikipedia.