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BORROW, George.

The Zincali;

or, an account of the Gypsies of Spain. With an original collection of their songs and poetry, and a copious dictionary of their language.

London: John Murray, 1843 Stock Code: 118109
£175.00

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Notes

Second edition. An issue of 750 sets of the second edition were published in March 1843, at the same time as the third edition of Borrow's The Bible in Spain. Both editions sold rapidly and were reissued the same year, together cementing Borrow's success. The second edition features a new preface by Borrow and a number of passages from the first edition "which might have been deemed gratuitously offensive", such as one describing the alleged theft of children, were removed.

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Description

2 volumes, duodecimo. Original blue cloth, titles to printed paper label to spines, frames blocked in blind to covers, edges untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Ad tipped in to front of vol. 1.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription in both vols. to head of front binders blanks. Pin used as a page marker at head of p. 243 in vol. 1. Small chip to ad in vol. 1. Spines faded, slight wear to extremities, dust toning to edges; a very good set.

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