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1 ANDERSEN, Hans Christian (1805-1875). In Spain. Translated by Mrs. Bushby.
London: Richard Bentley, 1864. 1864 
Sm. 8vo. [iv], 306 pp. 8 engraved plates (frontis., 65, 105, 129, 153, 193, 225, 257 [one pl. more than usual]). Original mauve blind and gilt-stamped cloth, a.e.g.; inner joint cracked. Ownership rubber-stamp of C. L. Hobbs (contents page). Bookplate of Dr. Richard Klein. Very good. Scarce. First English translation, a mild extra-illustrated copy, of the author’s “I Spanien”, written in Dutch and issued in 1863. Andersen travelled through Spain in 1862 and was charmed by Spain, nature, people, culture, and its beautiful women. Anne S. Bushby (d.1875) had translated the author’s work earlier. Viggo Hjørnager Pedersen praises her work, contrary to some other earlier views, but he gives a fine account of the perspective of other translators and their work. “The principal charm of the writings of H. C. Andersen, the fervent love and admiration of all that is great, and good, and beautiful in the world, reaches its climax in the latest of his works, descriptive of a short trip through the Iberian peninsula, entitled In Spain. Though now verging upon three score, the Danish poet is more than ever joyful of life, warm in his feelings, and childlike in his wonder and admiration. The sketch of this little tour in Spain is nothing but a constant shout of rapture, of ecstasy, and delight, finding vent now in poetry and now in prose. With an enthusiastic praise of travelling—even of railway travelling—the book opens, and with a praise of life, and of God who created the blessed course of human existence, the last chapter closes.” – The Spectator Archive. “Mrs. Anne S. Bushby (died 1875) knew Andersen personally, had indeed courted his acquaintance since his first visit to London in 1847, when her husband called upon him to invite him to dinner (Bredsdorff 1954: 314). At that time Andersen’s English translator was Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer; but his English publisher, Richard Bentley, apparently encountered difficulties with him, and in a letter to Andersen 160 Nordic Journal of English Studies dated 18 January 1853 suggested Mrs. Anne Bushby instead, referring to her as “a friend of yours, I believe” ... Mrs. Bushby was not a professional translator, but that her work was indeed a labour of love. It is equally clear from examining the stories she chose that she was not aiming at the children’s market…” – Viggo Hjørnager Pedersen. Contents: Barcelona; Valencia; Almasna and Alicante; The journey by diligence over Elche to Murcia; Murcia; Cartagena; Málaga; Granada; Gibraltar; Cádiz; Sevilla; Córdoba; Over Santa Cruz de Meudela to Madrid; Madrid; Toledo; Burgos; Over the Pyrenees to Biarritz. Referneces: Foulché-Delbosc 503; Palau 11 903; Farinelli III pp. 390-92. See: Sven Hakon Rossel, Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Writer and Citizen of the World, (1996), p. 242; Viggo Hjørnager Pedersen, “Anne Bushby, Translator of Hans Christian Andersen.” First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 FEIJOO, Benito Jerónimo (1676-1764). Theatro Critico Universal, ó Discursos varios en todo género de materias, para desengaño de errors communes: Escrito … Tomo Tercero. Nueva impression.
Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1765. 1765 
8vo. [xlviii, 437, [13] pp. Index. Original vellum, manuscript spine title; rear inner joint partly sparated. Very good. Contents: [I] Saludadores; [II] Secretos de Naturaleza; [III] Sympatìa, y Antipatìa; [IV] Duendes, y Espiritus familiares; [V] Vara divinatoria, y Zahories; [VI] Milagros supuestos; [VII] Paradoxas Matematicas; [VIII] Piedra Filosofal; [IX] Racionalidad de los brutos; [X] Amor de la Patria, y passion nacional. ; [XI] Balanza de Astrèa, ó recta administracion de la Justica; [XII] La ambicion en el Solio; [XIII] Scepticismo Filosoficol La Verdad Vindicada. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 GRIERSON, Edward. King of Two Worlds: Philip II of Spain.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, (1974). 1974 0399113843 / 9780399113840 
FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. 240 pp. Illustrations (many in color), index. Green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. ISBN: 0399113843 First Edition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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4 Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte. Exposición del Antiguo Madrid. Catálogo-Guía.
Madrid: Edificio del Hospicio, 1926. 1926 
8vo. 344 pp. Later quarter olive cloth, marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title. Bookplate of Soy de Armando Cotarelo Valledor. Exhibition catalogue with nearly 2,500 entries relating to Old Madrid, listing plans, buildings, carpets, fabrics of Don Antonio Martínez, silverware, embroidery, furniture, dancers, gardens, circus, fiesta of the bulls, industrial arts, iron, watches, fans, musical instruments, fittings & mountings, books printed by Joaquín Ibarra and de Sancha, etc. 
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5 VILLALÓN, Cristóbal de (c.1510-1562). Tragedia de Mirrha.
Madrid: Librería General de Victoriano Suárez, (1926). 1926 
Series: Escogida de Autores Españoles, I. Small 12mo. 67 pp. Facs. of original title (red & black). Brown faux-leather cloth, red gilt-stamped spine label. Fine. First published in 1536. The author was at the University of Salamanca ca. 1525, but little is known of him. He generally wrote about theology and grammar. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 [Madrid] Espumosos Herranz. Guía Anual de Madrid 1911. Propiedad de la Casa Espumosos Herranz.
Madrid: Imprenta del Asilo de Huérfanos del S.C. de Jesús, 1910. 1910 
12mo. 216, [40 ads.] pp. Original brown cloth, white-stamped; inner joint cracked, rubbed. Very good. Deals with therapeutics/medicine/doctors available in Madrid. A chapter is devoted to the cholera epidemic disease epidemic (p. 145). WorldCat: [1 copy only] Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Biblioteca. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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7 [SPAIN: tourism map]. Patronato Nacional del Turismo. Plano de las Comunicaciones Turísticas por Carretera.
[Madrid]: Suces. de Conejo Pozas, 1932. 1932 
Large folding map [folded into 15 sections], outlined in red, blue (ocean), depicting the Iberian Peninsula, showing distances from all major towns and cities in Spain. Original purple gilt-stamped cloth, decorative endleaves; a bit faded. Map is linen backed (as issued). Rubber-stamp “Ejemplar Gratuito…” 
Price: 30.00 USD
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