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Título: Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides
Editorial: Macmillan and Co., London
Año de publicación: 1923
Condición del libro: Good+
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
Edición: First Edition.
Owner's inscription dated 1925. Later owner's Ex Libris bookplate (Paul Aubin). Some fading and rubbing to spine and board. Small bumps to top corners of boards. Small 3/8" split to cloth at top corner of rear board.; First UK edition. First impression. vii, , 282, 2 (advertisements) pages. Red cloth boards with black illustration. Page dimensions: 206 x 155mm. Selected contents: Winning the Victoria Cross; An Unqualified Pilot; His Gift; The Burning of the 'Sarah Sands'; The Son of his Father; An English School. The chapter on the Victoria Cross includes a short anecodote from the New Zealand wars: "A good many years ago there was a war in New Zealand against the Maoris, who, though they tortured prisoners and occasionaly ate a man, liked fighting for its own sake. One of their chiefs cut off a detachment of our men in a stockade where he might have starved them out, and eaten them at leisure later. But word reached him that they were short of provisions, and so he sent in a canoeful of pig and potatoes with the message that it was no fun to play that fame with weak men, and he would be happy to meet them after rest and a full meal." - page 13. [Bibliographical Reference: Livingston 479]. ; 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 11183
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