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A DAUGHTER OF HETH., Black, William (1841-1898).
1 Black, William (1841-1898). A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good E. Welch Ridout. 
414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Mabell, Countess of Airlie. (Strange Jocelyn.) WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO: A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
322 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt insignia on front board. Colour frontispiece and 16 b&w plates (collated). Countess Airlie uses the letters of her great-uncle, Colonel Strange Jocelyn, to tell a highly personal history of the Crimean War. Some old glue residue and small areas of surface paper loss on front pastedown, small light stain in top margin of page 25, small light foxing mark in margin of page 32, book is slightly cracked in a few places - all pages are holding firmly, one slight corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine and at top of front board, light staining on spine, light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RIDING / POLO.  THE BADMINTON LIBRARY., Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al.
3 Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al. RIDING / POLO. THE BADMINTON LIBRARY.
London Longmans, Green 1891 Hard Cover Good- G.D. Giles, J. Stuart Allan, F. Dadd, 
423 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated brown cloth, b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece (collated). Contents - Riding: Introduction; Riding to Hounds; The Saddle-Horse; Training the Young Horse; Hints on Horsemanship; Hands and Seat; Race Riding; The Colonial Horse; Early History of Horsemanship. Polo: Introductory; The Antiquity of Polo; Polo in England; Polo in India; Rules and By-Laws of Polo; Ground, Balls, Sticks, Goal-Posts, &c.; Breeds of Ponies Suitable for Polo; The Training of Ponies; Some Famous Players and Ponies; How a Polo Match should be Played. Appendix: Lessons in Riding; Bibliography of Riding; Index. A previous owner's bookplate, signature and date (1907) on front pastedown; a previous owner's signature and date (1891) at top of title page; frontispiece tissue and title page have light browning; wrinkling to paper on inside rear hinge - also some splitting in paper but hinge is holding firmly; lean to spine; very light browning to pages; heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; heavy browning and dust darkening to top of text block; boards have light to moderate edge wear; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small bump at top corner of front boards; some loss of colour at bottom of spine - also a small area on front board and rear board at hinge; light soiling. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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