Two vols., small 8vo, pp. 459, 52 (‘Murray’s handbook advertiser, 1861’, on light blue paper); iv, 461–995, 34 (‘Murrays handbook advertiser, 1857’ on light blue paper; with a folding map (torn at hinge) in the text and a large folding map in a pocket at the end of vol. II (a few splits where folded); two leaves of advertisements removed from vol. I, small piece excised from final leaf of advertisements in vol. II; probably a made-up set in the original russet cloth, advertisements on front endpapers; rubbed and marked, vol. I spine chipped at head, a few splits in cloth; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).
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A handbook for travellers in Spain . . . Third edition, entirely revised, with great additions.
Third edition. ‘In the 1855 edition, the last in his lifetime, much of the previously rejected material was re-introduced, bibliographies were brought up-to-date, and obsolete data omitted. Ford’s prejudices are here less apparent; some of his more caustic references are toned down. But although this was Ford’s “last word”, much of the new matter which had been added was information which had reached him at second-hand; over twenty years had passed since he had left “well-beloved” Spain’ (Ian Robertson in the introduction to the 1966 Centaur Press edition, pp. xv–xvi).
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