George Alfred Henty (08 Dec, 1832 - 16 Nov, 1902) began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend an hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so that others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote 144 books in addition to stories for magazines. Henty's stories revolve around fictional boy heroes during fascinating periods of history.
This book, The Young Buglers, is a fascinating (and often hilarious) adventure of two young English boys who are buglers for an English regiment and journey to Spain and Portugal, encountering many dangerous situations, but demonstrate their courage and kindness to many.
The cover is made of a brownish orange cloth (a little fading) with black lettering and a color picture of a young bugler. The original owner wrote their name on the first blank page.The binding is solid with no loose pages. There are 319 pages. It was published by M. A. Donohue & Company - Chicago - New York. There is no publishing date in book but research puts it circa 1914.