A tour of Spain, 1896.
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A tour of Spain, 1896.

"Spain, France, 21 February - 30 April, 1896. Manuscript travellogue featuring an excellent description of Spain during a period of heightened civil unrest and quarrelsome relations, as Cuba revolted against the Spanish regime in the War of Independence and the United States intervened. 8vo. 10...

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Format: Online Manuscript
Language:English
Published: [s.l. : s.n., 1896].
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Summary:"Spain, France, 21 February - 30 April, 1896. Manuscript travellogue featuring an excellent description of Spain during a period of heightened civil unrest and quarrelsome relations, as Cuba revolted against the Spanish regime in the War of Independence and the United States intervened. 8vo. 100 pages, with numerous small in-text ink drawings, and two full page manuscript route maps. [...] The highlight of this journal is the firsthand foreigner's observations of the political unrest in Spain, relating specifically to the Cuban insurrection against Spanish rule and to American intervention. At the same time, longstanding Spanish customs and ancient Moorish remains are described in superb detail. [...] Beginning in Southern France, at Marseilles 21 February 1896, the writer enjoys a rail tour of the Riviera up to Nice, spends a day at Monte Carlo then returns a few days later for festivities in honour of French President Félix François Faure who was visiting. Roman ruins were the highlight at Nimes, medieval fortifications at Carcassonne, and the government's horse breeding ranch at Pau. From there, he takes a train to Bayonne and Biarritz - "a most aristocratic resort" - he states. Here he draws a lovely little sketch map of the journey completed, which will lead him into Spain by rail from Biarritz to Burgos. In spite of the political turmoil in the country, the writer made the utmost profit of his tour and visited numerous important sites. He provides especially eloquent and detailed descriptions of Seville, Alahambra, and of the ancient Moorish architecture and ruins throughout Spain. He makes a pencil sketch to chart the Alahambra fortress and its surroundings." --seller's description
Item Description:Constructed title.
Red calf over black boards.
Physical Description:1 v. : ill. ; 21 cm.