LAVENGRO: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

Borrow, George

Published by John Murray, London, 1851
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3 volumes, original green ribbed cloth with paper spine labels; small octavos (5 x 8 inches); xx, 300; xi, 366; xi, 426 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in first volume. Publisher catalogues dated January, 1851 at back of Vols I & II. Borrow's classic account of his adventures in Spain. Borrow was a natural linguist who is said to have mastered 12 languages by the age of 18. His narratives of travel in Spain and elsewhere are a combination of autobiography and romantic embellishment that still make for compelling reading Moderate wear to covers, spine ends a bit chipped and spines lightly faded, short splits to joints, spine labels chipped, frontispiece in first volume creased, still a sound and very presentable set and internally about fine. Bookseller Inventory # 16277

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Title: LAVENGRO: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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