R. Holidays in Spain; being some account of two tours in that country in the autumns of 1880 and 1881.

London, Edward Stanford, 1882.

8vo (190 x 130 mm), pp. xii, 204 with four plates; half-title present; original red pictorial cloth, edges gilt; spine slightly faded.


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First edition. An entertaining narrative of two journeys through Spain. MacClintock relates his travels to such places as Burgos, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona and San Sebastian, describing on his way various aspects of Spanish nineteenth-century culture.

‘Considering the romantic interest of the history of Spain, the varied character of its scenery and antiquities, and the genial nature and healthiness of its climate, especially in the southern provinces, it is somewhat astonishing that it is not oftener visited, and more written about . . . . Thus much by way of introduction. My readers (if any) will, I hope, be able to form some opinion as to whether Spain is or is not a desirable country to travel in from what is set forth in the book itself’ (preface).


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