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Wanderings Before the War - W.R. Strather Hunt

£75.00

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Wanderings Before the War - W.R. Strather Hunt
Details Hunt's travels through major cities in Europe shortly before the Great War.

Heath Cranton Ltd. - 1915

Hardback with No Dust Jacket.
Good condition. Slight tear in binding between two central pages. Slight bumping to spine at head and foot. Pages tanned light brown. Good condition for the publishing date.

An intriguing account of the atmosphere within certain major European cities shortly before the First World War including chapters on Berlin, Prague, Sarajevo, Budapest and many more.
Illustrated throughout with B&W plates.

Hunt recounts his travels with no sense of expectation or exaggeration suggested by subsequent events.
"[For] example, in the chapters dealing with Serbia and the Provinces I was scrupulously careful to confine myself to the results of my own observation and to avoid any suggestion of the great change caused by the Annexation or of the increased harshness of the Austrian rule."
The author has expressed shame at the incorrect assumptions made in this book (only published in the midst of the war) but by leaving it unedited he grants us a unique, personal perspective of the cities in the moments before crisis.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
W.R. Strather Hunt
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
5.75 x 8.75
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
Heath Cranton Ltd.
Title:
Wanderings Before the War

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Wanderings Before the War - W.R. Strather Hunt
Details Hunt's travels through major cities in Europe shortly before the Great War.

Heath Cranton Ltd. - 1915

Hardback with No Dust Jacket.
Good condition. Slight tear in binding between two central pages. Slight bumping to spine at head and foot. Pages tanned light brown. Good condition for the publishing date.

An intriguing account of the atmosphere within certain major European cities shortly before the First World War including chapters on Berlin, Prague, Sarajevo, Budapest and many more.
Illustrated throughout with B&W plates.

Hunt recounts his travels with no sense of expectation or exaggeration suggested by subsequent events.
"[For] example, in the chapters dealing with Serbia and the Provinces I was scrupulously careful to confine myself to the results of my own observation and to avoid any suggestion of the great change caused by the Annexation or of the increased harshness of the Austrian rule."
The author has expressed shame at the incorrect assumptions made in this book (only published in the midst of the war) but by leaving it unedited he grants us a unique, personal perspective of the cities in the moments before crisis.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
W.R. Strather Hunt
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
5.75 x 8.75
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
Heath Cranton Ltd.
Title:
Wanderings Before the War

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