348 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Chapters include: CHAPTER I. ; Embark for Madeira ; Polemics at sea ; A Scotch lady's prejudices about Sunday ; Machico ; First appearance of Funchal ; Portuguese and Spanish towns ; Beach population of Funchal / CHAPTER II. ; Satisfaction on leaving a spell ; bound island ; Ship companions ; Sight Teneriffe ; Laying ; to ; Aspect of the island described ; Nelson ; An exiled Englishman ; Santa Cruz described / CHAPTER III. ; A sketch of the history of the conquest of these islands / CHAPTER IV. ; The streets of Santa Cruz ; The mantilla ; The Captain ; General and Louis Philippe ; Start for a tour of the island ; The town of St. Cristobal de la Laguna ; Goffio and fattening brides elect / CHAPTER V. ; Start for Ycod by the Pumice Plains ; Break of day ; Character of the scenery on opening the plains ; Appearance of the cone of the Peak on approaching it ; Comparison between the Peak and Vesuvi / CHAPTER VI. ; Contrast between Spanish and German Hotel ; Keepers ; Port Orotava ; Don Martinez the Progrisista ; News of the French Revolution ; Its effects on the inmates of La Pas ; A model republic / CHAPTER VII. ; An importation of Madeira society ; Female anxiety in sight seeing ; The princes of Saxe ; Weimer ascend the Peak ; Our unscientific botanical remarks ; General disappointment of the party / CHAPTER VIII. ; The season of Lent in Las Palmas ; The bishop ; Spanish preaching ; El missionario ; Episcopal zeal ; Cock ; fighting in a convent ; Cloister associations ; The mate of the American bark / CHAPTER IX. ; Return to Santa Cruz ; A mutiny ; Mr. Sheddon of the yacht Nancy Dawson ; Disposal of the mutineers ; Departure of the "Joven Temerario" ; The voyage ; Cape Spartel and shaving / CHAPTER X. ; Riding in Spain, its fatigues and pleasures ; The governor of Gaucin murdered ; Character of some of the mountain clergy ; Return to Cadiz ; Begging clergy ; Domingo Moreno, the Bishop of Cadiz / CHAPTER XI. ; Inspection of the town from the Moorish tower the Giralda ; The suburb of Triana ; English potters ; Religious despondency ; Difficulties in the way of instructing them ; The three donnas / CHAPTER XII. ; Funeral of Padre Facundez, a Spanish saint ; Funcion of San Fernando ; Arrival of a Jesuit at the house where the Author was living ; Female inconsistency ; Number of Jesuits in Seville / CHAPTER XIII. ; The Author goes with the Jesuit to a funcion ; Profession and practice ; Some account of a novena ; The great funcion of Seville, the Immaculate Conception ; Dancing before the altar / CHAPTER XIV. ; The walls and gates of Seville ; A ride to Alcala ; The Infanta ; Spanish industry for once ; Santi Ponce and Italica ; Interesting Roman remains ; Murillo ; The Real Alcazar ; English and Span / CHAPTER XV. ; Departure from Seville ; Alcala ; Untenanted wilderness ; Conversation between the Author and his servant ; Arahal ; Traces of Moorish empire ; Marchena ; Dreary ride to Osuna ; The learned Ama / CHAPTER XVI. ; On horseback again ; Perils of the road ; Antequera ; A well ; conditioned casa particular ; Christian or Saints' names ; Aristocratical ignorance ; Road to Malaga ; Taking refuge in a galera / CHAPTER XVII. ; Progressive state of Malaga ; English at Malaga ; Funeral of the English consul ; Spanish clergy at Malaga and Protestant tendencies ; Ignorance of the upper and lower classes / CHAPTER XVIII. ; Algeciras ; The Bay of Gibraltar ; First impressions on entering the town ; Character of the population indicative of the various creeds ; State of religion ; The Roman Catholics ; The Wesley / CHAPTER XIX. ; The storm ; Catholic unity ; A Sunday at Gibraltar ; Church and State ; The Military ; The Cork Wood ; The priest a cook / CHAPTER XX. ; Bound for Tangier ; Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Notes of a Residence in the Canary Islands :...
Publisher: London : Francis and John Rivington, St Paul's Church Yard and Waterloo Place 1851 / Reprint / FBRE, Ltd.
Binding: Scarce Title.
Illustrator: Frontis Illustration
Edition: Bound / Flex Cover.
Book Description Francis & John Rivington, London, 1851. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Later loose protective Jacket. First Edition. Hardback, 120mm x 180mm tall (4.75" x 7.5" approx.). Pp xv, 346 plus a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece plate "The Peak of Teneriffe". Original binding of gilt & blind-decorated cloth/gilt spine title/all edges gilt with, to the front board, the embossed gilt prize logo of Mr. Hunter's School, Edinburgh and, to the front pastedown, an attractive engraved Prize label awarding the volume in July 1861 to Miss Sarah G.P. Hay of J.P. Class, 1st Division, for writing and dictation. Very light rubs to cloth, and the discreet embossed stamp impression of Keele University to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. Otherwise very good. Size: Sm 8vo. Seller Inventory # 005088