Silk Hat and Spurs. General Rafael de Nogales, a, Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby, G. C. M. G., G. C. B., K. C. B., Nogales Méndez.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.
Silk Hat and Spurs.

Silk Hat and Spurs.

London: Wright & Brown, [1934]. First edition. Hardcover. x, [4], 302; illustrated with photographs, including a frontis portrait and a facsimile of Allenby's handwritten Introduction. An adventurer's autobiography, packed with incident. 'Wherever trouble was in the world there was Nogales... The book reads like a tale of the Spanish Main, a modern spy story, and a war chronicle all rolled into one'. Pages fresh like new, generous print size. 23x15.5cms, in the original binding of red cloth, spine titled in gilt. Binding firm and square, spine ends slightly blunted, boards bright but marked, spine discoloured by the depredations of silverfish. Fortunately one is spared the sight of this, as the book is housed in its protected red and black pictorial dust jacket. This is bright and largely complete, with fraying to the edges, a few short closed tears, and some soiling to the foot of the front panel. Also included is the yellow paper advertising band carrying the 18/- price and a quote from Allenby; this is slightly damaged but all there. A nicely complete copy of a book now exceedingly scarce. Good / good. Item #19341030

Price: £850.00