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THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, Or, The Journeys, Adventures & Imprisonments of an Englishman in An Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures, Borrow, George
1 Borrow, George THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, Or, The Journeys, Adventures & Imprisonments of an Englishman in An Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures
Philadelphia James M. Campbell & Co 1843 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
232 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding, some light spotting to the cloth over the front board, corners a bit turned in. A Very Nice example of this book, quite scarce in the First Edition. OCLC: 5039555 Borrow's vivid narrative of his travels through Portugal & Spain encompassing his 5 years service (1835-40) as an agent of the British & Foreign Bible Society, distributing a Protestant New Testament in a predominantly Catholic country. The book describes adventures in remote regions, encounters with gypsies & bandits & frequent confrontations with authority. The book was a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic & was never out of print during the 19th century. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 124.94 USD
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PARIS DAYS AND EVENINGS, Henry, Stuart Oliver
2 Henry, Stuart Oliver PARIS DAYS AND EVENINGS
London T. Fisher Unwin 1896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Clean and secure in lovely pictorial cloth binding - light green cloth with elaborate gilt lettering, image of young woman walking along a street in Paris. Top edges gilt, foredges untrimmed. Black and white illustrations throughout. Bookplate of Irving Lysander Foster on ffep. Foster was a scholar and teacher of French Language and Culture. Brown University awards an annual scholastic prize in his name. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GHARDAIA - OR, NINETY DAYS AMONG THE B'NI MOZAB ADVENTURES IN THE OASIS OF THE DESERT OF SAHARA, Naphegyi, G
3 Naphegyi, G GHARDAIA - OR, NINETY DAYS AMONG THE B'NI MOZAB ADVENTURES IN THE OASIS OF THE DESERT OF SAHARA
New York G. P. Putnam 1871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Corner bumped, a bit of wear at spine ends, a very nice clean & tight in original publisher's pictorial cloth with gilt vignette of an Arab camel driver, a Camel, and Palm Tree on the front cover, gilt spine lettering. Engraved frontispiece and title page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CUBAN SKETCHES, Steele, James W
4 Steele, James W CUBAN SKETCHES
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1881 First Edition Deorative Cloth Very Good+ 
220 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with gilt image of palm trees on front cover. James W. Steele served as the United States Consul at Matanzas for some ten years, holding the post during the ten years of unsurrection 1868-1878. "Not only is the book filled with valuable information and prophetic utterances, it is cleverly and humorously written. Mr. Steele is a keen observer and a merciless critic, and deals justly with both the Spaniards and the Cubans." [NYT 1898]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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