The Wild Goose and the Eagle. A Life of Marshal von Browne, 1705-1757.
First edition of Duffy’s first book, extremely uncommon. The son of Irish exiles, Maximilian Ulysses von Browne served with distinction in the Austrian service in the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years’ War. He died in 1757 of wounds inflicted at the Battle of Prague.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. 8 plates, maps to the text, some of them full-page. Slight crease at the head of the spine, else a very good copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mild chipping at the edges, short closed tear at the head of the upper panel.