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Quevedo: The Choice [Collected] Humorous and Satirical Works

By: Duff, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Anthropological Society: 1926

Seller ID: 2199255

Condition: Very Good


Bottom corners bumped, ink name on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1926 Hard Cover. xlvii, 407 pp. Translated into English by Sir Roger L'Estrange (1667) and John Stevens (1697). With the First Complete and Unexpurgated English Version of Quevedo's Vida del Buscon, or The Life of the Great Rascal Pablo de Segovia, Exemplary Vagabond and Ideal Sharper. By Charles Duff with and Introduction and Notes.Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas (14 September 15... View more info

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Legacy of Glory: The Bonaparte Kingdom of Spain, 1808-1813

By: Glover, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2201734

ISBN: 0684125587

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pages toned, underlining on page ix, address label to front paste-down endpaper.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 353 pp. This is a lively and authoritatively written account of one of the most bitter episodes in history--Napoleon's five-year-long struggle to assert his control over Spain. ...the figure who stands our most sharply in Michael Glover's fascinating account of the Fr... View more info

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The New Spaniards: Completely New and Revised Edition

By: Hooper, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Seller ID: 1504036

Condition: Good


Cover corners creased, minor ink marks in text. 1995 Trade Paperback. xviii, 472 pp. A masterly portrait of contemporary Spain — fully revised, expanded, and updated. Modern-day Spain is a country changing at bewildering speed. In less than half a century, a predominantly rural society has been transformed into a mainly urban one. A dictatorship has become a democracy. A once-repressed society is being spoken of as a future Sweden of the Mediterranean. John Hooper’s ... View more info

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Barcelona

By: Hughes, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268606

ISBN: 0679743839

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 571 pp. A monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain, from the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore. In these pages, Robert Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimel... View more info

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Building the Escorial

By: Kubler, George

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206742

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, minor chip to top edge and bottom edge of jacket rear. 1982 Large Hardcover. xvi, 185 pp. The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as El Escorial (Spanish pronunciation: [el esko??i?al]), is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of t... View more info

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The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AD (Men-at-Arms)

By: Nicolle, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273413

ISBN: 1855329646

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2001 Soft Cover. 48 pp. The high point of medieval Islamic expansion was the 700-year presence of the 'Moors' in Spain and Portugal. The Arab and Berber conquest was followed by the establishment of a richly distinct culture in Andalusia, where for a while Muslim and Christian co-operated as often as they fought. The rise and fall of successive Islamic dynasties brought new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing Christian kingdoms to the north... View more info