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CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
1 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
 
 
SPANISH RAGGLE-TAGGLE: ADVENTURES WITH A FIDDLE IN NORTH SPAIN., Starkie, Walter.
2 Starkie, Walter. SPANISH RAGGLE-TAGGLE: ADVENTURES WITH A FIDDLE IN NORTH SPAIN.
London John Murray 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Good Poor Arthur Rackam - Frontispiece and Title-page Design only. 
488 pp, 8 3/4" H. Grey/green cloth with dark green lettering on spine, decoration on front board. B&w frontispiece and title page decoration by Arthur Rackham, with the title page decoration reproduced on front board and dust jacket, fold-out map between glossary and index. Some musical notation in text. "In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe a summer journey I made alone on foot in Spain, earning my living as a wandering minstrel. In Spain the wandering minstrel has had a long and honoured tradition ever since the Middle Ages when the 'juglar' wandered from castle to castle reciting the epic poems. A modern 'juglar' has to wear a tighter belt and a more ragged coat than in the golden days of long ago, but he may still get his eye full as well as his ear full, and as he saunters through the countryside his mind becomes enriched with many a golden sentence and tune." Chapter headings: Preface; Castles in Spain; A Knight-Errant of Fiddlers; The Temple of Fortune; Spanish Exiles; The Gate of Spain; Agustina the Gypsy Queen; Marujita the Gypsy Dancing Girl; Trials of a Tramp; A Visit to Zuloaga; The House of Loyola; The Visions at Ezquioga (I); Ditto (II); Ditto (III); The Fiesta at Villafranca; The Three Girls of Motrico; The Tree of Guernica; Brother Celt; Train-Vagabond - Third Class; The Gateway of Castile: The Caves of the Moors; The Inn at Pancorbo; Castle Crazy; The Pilgrim of Saint James; A City of Memories - Burgos; Gypsy Camp Fire; In Quest of a Monastery; Adventure in a Cloister; Gypsy Vengeance; The Ballad of Fernando; The Seven Heads of Salas; Armed with Proverbs; The Mule of Saint Francis; The Town of the Seven Keys; The City of Picaroons; Madrid (I); Madrid (II); Madrid (III); Epilogue. Pages from the End of a Diary; A Wanderer's Library. Short Bibliograpy; Notes; Glossary Index. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny faint soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, color is faded at top 1/2' of spine and at bottom edge of spine, area of light browning on spine - offset from dust jacket, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has pieces missing at top edge and bottom of spine, fading and browning, several tears, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNION OF ITALY, 1815-1895.  NEW, REVISED EDITION., Stillman, W.J.  Epilogue by G.M. Trevelyan.
3 Stillman, W.J. Epilogue by G.M. Trevelyan. THE UNION OF ITALY, 1815-1895. NEW, REVISED EDITION.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1909, revised edition. 
419 pp + maps and ads at rear, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with black lettering and banding on front board, gold lettering and shield on spine) - no dust jacket. 2 fold-outs at rear containing 4 maps. Contents: Vittorio Emma nuele I; The Rising of 1821; Carlo Felice and the Repression: Succession of Carlo Alberto and the Revival; The Two Sicilies, 1815-1847; Northern and Central Italy, 1815-1847; Literary Forerunners of the Italian Revival; Northern Italy, 184 7 - 1 8 4 8 ; T h e War with Austria, 1848-1849; Central Italy, 1847-1849; Southern Italy, 1847-1849; Northern Italy, 1849-1858; The War of 1859 and Its Results; The Completion of Italy, 1861-1870; Parliamentary Italy, 1871-1876; Disorganization; E pi lo gu e; B ib li o gr ap hy; Appendix; Index; Maps. Tiny foxing mark in margin of first advertisement page at rear of book, several leaves with a tiny imperfection/hole at bottom of page, minor edge wear, book slightly cocked, light wrinkling a t b ott om of spi ne, sm al l b ump at top corner of rear board, tiny dint on fore-edge of both boards, minor soiling mark on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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