Gatherings from Spain. By the author of the Handbook of Spain; chiefly selected from that work, with much new matter.

London, John Murray, 1846.

Small 8vo, pp. [ii], x, 342, 16 (advertisements dated March 1847); old ownership inscription on half-title; a good copy in the original cloth; slightly rubbed and marked, rebacked preserving small section of original spine; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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First edition. ‘While Ford composed much new material for his Gatherings, a proportion had been copied verbatim from several of his earlier reviews – such as that on The Banditti of Spain (in the “Quarterly” of April 1838) – or from the Hand-book, as will be realised by readers making a comparison . . . . Bull-feasts and bull-fights (Chapters XXI–XXII) had also been the subject of his 40-page review in the “Quarterly” of October 1838’ (Ian Robertson in the introduction to his edition of Gatherings from Spain, Pallas Athene, 2000, p. xxv).

‘The passages here reprinted will be omitted in the forthcoming new edition [i.e. the second, 1847] of the Handbook, to which these pages may form a companion; but their chief object has been to offer a few hours’ amusement, and may be of instruction, to those who remain at home’ (preface, p. vi).

Alberich 1059; Palau 93502.

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