The Spaniard at Home

By: Nixon-Roulet, Mary F.

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


(decorated red cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket) [nice solid copy, minor wear at extremities, slight fraying to bottom corners, spine cloth a bit faded; attractive vintage bookplate (see notes) and small bookseller's label (F. Loeser & Co. Brooklyn Book Store) on front pastedown]. (B&W photographs, drawings) In her preface, the author states that her book "was written with the desire of portraying Spain of to-day as she really is," as distinct from the many books she claims have been written about the country with "little sympathetic understanding of that Latin temperament which is responsible for the development of Spanish institutions." Furthermore, it has been "written from the standpoint of the Spaniard himself and the opinions expressed at to institutions and customs peculiar to the country, are in all instances bona fide expressions of the purely Spanish point of view." (Bullfighting, in case you're wondering, is dealt with as part of Chapter VI, "Amusements.") The bookplate is that of B. [Benjamin] Olney Hough, and depicts a man (presumably him) holding a book while standing in front of a window that looks out upon a bustling harbor of sailing vessels -- a reflection of the fact that he was an import-export man, editor of "The American Exporter" and the author of several books related to international trade, including "Practical Exporting; a handbook for manufacturers and merchants," published in 1915. (So why buy a crappy printed-on-demand reprint with blurry illustrations, when you can have the real deal? And yes, that *is* why it costs a little more; thanks for asking.)

Title: The Spaniard at Home

Author: Nixon-Roulet, Mary F.

Categories: Travel,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co.: 1910

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 18705

Keywords: Travel Spain Bullfighting