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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
THE UNION OF ITALY, 1815-1895.  NEW, REVISED EDITION., Stillman, W.J.  Epilogue by G.M. Trevelyan.
2 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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