LAVENGRO: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

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LAVENGRO: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest
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Place Published: London
Publisher: John Murray
Date Published:
Edition: First edition
Condition: 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
Book Id: 16277


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

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