Born on the straw: A Romany biography

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Strange, Dorothy
Published by Hutchinson, London (1968)
ISBN 10: 0090885309 ISBN 13: 9780090885305
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1968. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. First edition, First Printing. VG/VG+. First edition, first printing in d/w not price clipped. Illustrated with colour photograph frontispiece (includes a horse-drawn Romany caravan) and black-and-white photographs, all present as called for. A true account of the marriage, and life, between Gypsy Tony Butler and his bride Audrey - who is a 'gorgio' (non-gypsy). Tony has a deep sense of his people's history and values, and wants to preserve them. Tony has collaborated closely with the author in putting on paper this intimate family study. With Appendixes. Appendix One: 'The Lord's Prayer In Romany', Appendix Two: 'Tony's Tales At The Camp-fire'. Some spotting to edges; slight lean to spine; minor rubbing to tail of spine; else a very good copy, in a very good plus d/w of an UNCOMMON first edition, first printing. Brian Vesey-FitzGerald writes in the d/w blurb, 'Dorothy Strange has written a good and valuable book, an important contribution to the literature, indeed an important social document, worthy of a permanent place in any Gipsy library'. NO inscriptions, underlining or highlighting. D/w now protected in a detachable, non-adhesive, clear sheaf. Bookseller Inventory # 16276

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Strange, Dorothy
Published by Hutchinson, London (1968)
ISBN 10: 0090885309 ISBN 13: 9780090885305
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1968. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. VG+/VG. 8vo. original navy blue cloth gilt (slightly flecked, internally clean and unmarked) in dustwrapper (edges a little frayed, slightly sunned); pp. xii, 252, with illustrations + pictorial endpapers. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 019044

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