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THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
1 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
2 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
3 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING., Portland, Duke of.
4 Portland, Duke of. MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING.
London Faber and Faber 1935 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good No Jacket Signed by Author
364 pp, 11 1/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Some pages as yet unopened. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". Many b&w photographs, reproductions, including double-page drawing of "The Quorn Hunt, Meet at Baggrave, 1882. The Duke's memories of horses, horsemen, horse racing and 'riding to hounds'. Appendices - I: Lord George Bentinck in the House of Commons and on the Turf; II. Lord George Bentinck's Duels; III. Thirteen Winners and Fourteen Placed Horses in Classic Races and The Ascot Gold Cup, The Property of the Duke of Portland / Racing Statistics 1881-1933; IV. Trials, 1883-1918; V. Stud Records: St. Simon; VI. Great Mares and Their Influence; VII. (Celebrated Mares and Foals at Hunciecroft); VIII. Pedigrees of St. Simon, Ormonde, Carbine and Other Great Winners; IX. Principal Owners and Breeders of Classic Winners; X. Forty-One Classic Winners Trained by the late John Scott, the Wizard of the North at Malton, Yorks., between 1827 and 1863; XI. Thoroughbreds and the Ascot Gold Cup; Index. One or two tiny foxing marks on endpapers, browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, browning and darkening to spine and edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny areas of cloth loss, small bump and tiny tear at to edge of front board, light rub marks on boards, minor wear at one corner, small slight bump at corners. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932.  Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS., Portland, Duke of.  With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy.  Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell.
5 Portland, Duke of. With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy. Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell. FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932. Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS.
London Faber and Faber 1933 First Editions. Hard Cover Good No Jacket W. Eglinton, R.I., R.C.A., colour plates. Signed by Author
Two books bound in one, both first editions, 10 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt - similar binding to the separately bound editions, but without the publisher name at bottom of spine. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland", 174 pp, is the Faber and Faber first edition of 1933 and "The Red Deer of Langwell and Braemore", 190 pp, is the Blackie & Son first edition of 1935. Illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, two fold-out maps, and five tipped-in colour plates by W. Egglinton (all illustrations are present). "Fifty Years" contents: Preface; Introduction; The Caithness Estates; Deerstalking; Stalkers; Salmon Fishing - The Garry - The Tay - The Helmsdale; Grouse; Hawking; Wild Life in Caithness; Travel: Then and Now; Odds and Ends; Appendixes: Owners of Langwell and Braemore; Tables of Royals, Salmon and Grouse Killed; Langwell Forest During the Great War; Notes on Caithness Birds, by John R. Kennedy, B.M.; The Eagle's Nest on Smean Rock, 1933; Index. "The Red Deer" contents: Stags Illustrated and Described; Oddities; Supplementary; The Flora of Caithness: A Brief Account, by Robert M. Adam, F.L.S.; The Mosses of Caithness. "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland" has light browning to pages and fore-edge/bottom edge of text block. "The Red Deer" has light toning in page margins and on fore-edge/bottom of text block. Some light rubbing to top of text block, light rubbing and some light colour variation on boards, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, several small scuffs with colour loss on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at corners and at top edge of front board, small areas of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 


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