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The Alhambra (Wonders of the World)

By Irwin, Robert

London: Profile Books, 2005. The Alhambra, the 'red fort' on its rocky hill above Granada, with its fountained courts and gardens, and intricate decoration, has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In a stimulating new book in the 'Wonders of the World' series Robert Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its engrossing and often mysterious history. Built by a bloody and threatened dynasty of Muslim Spain, it was preserved as a monument to the triumph of Christianity. Much of what we see is the invention of later generations. Its highly sophisticated decoration is not just random but full of hidden meaning. Even its purpose - palace or theological college - is not always clear. Its influence on art, and on literature, orientalist painting and Granada cinemas, Washington Irving and Borges, has been significant. Robert Irwin enables us to understand that history fully. The Wonders of the World is a series of books that focuses on some of the world's most famous sites or monuments. Their names will be familiar to almost everyone: they have achieved iconic stature and are loaded with a fair amount of mythological baggage. These monuments have been the subject of many books over the centuries, but our aim, through the skill and stature of the writers, is to get something much more enlightening, stimulating, even controversial, than straightforward histories or guides. 224p.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$12.50

Landscapes of Southern Tenerife and La Gomera : Car Tours, Walks, Picnics

By Rochford, Noel

London: Sunflower Books, 1988. Neat,portable guidebook for travelling by local bus or hiking through the countryside.. Produced in Europe, this handy pocket-size book offers a unique combination of walks and driving tours for the vacationer. Dozens of great walks for all ages and abilities are profiled and come with highly detailed full-color walking maps. The driving tours have been carefully planned so that you can take in in the best of the region. Wildlife you may see en route and historic sites are pointed out. Large color fold-out maps and color photos show what you will see on every walk and tour. The book also offers timetables for buses, trains and ferries as well as information on the local foods and customs. illus (some col.) maps.index.. 1st.UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$15.00

A Stranger in Spain

By Morton,H.V,

London,: Methuen, 1965. First published 1955. 375p. plates.bibliography.index .DJ a little sun faded & price clipped .. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$15.00

Diccionario Espanol- Arabe /Qamus Arabi-Isbani (Spanish Edition)

By Corriente, Federico

Madrid: Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura, 1970. Spanish to Arabic dictionary. 480p. Heavy volume . 2nd Ed. Hardcover. Near Fine.

$40.00

A Visit to the House and Museum of El Greco

By Gomez-Moreno, Maria Elena

Madrid: Fundaciones Vega-Inclán, 1979. 25p. + 8 Pages of plate [ B & W] Foldout diagram of museum . Pbk. Near Finre.

$5.00

Pimsleur Beginner Spanish

By Pimsleur

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Learn To Speak Spanish The Fast And Easy Pimsleur Way Eight individual 30-minute lessons Instant recall of words and phrases Totally Audio - No booklet required.The Pimsleur Method is fast and effective Dr. Paul Pimsleur found that the human brain absorbs information most effectively in 30-minute increments. These lessons are designed as progressive steps that allow you to learn a language without reading material. At the completion of this comprehensive program, you will be well on your way to speaking SPANISH.. First Thus. Boxed Set. As New. Audio Cassette.

$30.00

Among Books and Roses

By Carol, Marius

Barcelona: Ediciones De La Magrana , 1996. In Spain St. Jordi"s Day, April 23rd is also the anniversary date of Shakespeare and Cervantes and has been celebrated in Spain as the Day of the Book since 1926. For one day the city of Barcelona becomes the biggest book exhibition in the world - schools move outside as do booksellers and book lovers all over Catalonia. This book describes the event and its significance and there is a short essay about S. Jordi by Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte laid in.. 109p. illus.DJ has a small 1.5" tear. . 1st. English Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Catalunya. A country of Encounters

Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, 2004. 1st. English Edition . French Wraps. As New.

$17.50

Spanish Leaves

By Tracy, Honor

New York: Random House, 1964. "A pungent and thoutful portrait of a people, their institutions and their stark, beautiful land. Above all it is an affectionate and unsentimental tribute to a country that Miss Tracy regards as a second home." . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$12.50

Spinsters in Spain

By Ford-Inman, Nancy & Nutting, Marion L

London: Heath Cranton, 1938. Two rather feckless English women travelling in Spain just prior to the Civil war and seemingly quite oblivious to the political tensions. Descriptions of places and the various maids, shopgirls and other women they met. 232p. illus. index. Cover a little worn/sshabby and some light foxing to ffep etc. . Hard Cover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$50.00

Ispano-Ellenikoi Kai Elleno-Ispanikoi Dialogoi

By Katsara, Marina

Athens: Ekdoseis Michali Sideri, 2004. Bi-lingual Greek and Spanish dialogues. Maps. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$15.00

Mallorca: The Island of a Thousand Faces

By Herranz, Albert

Sant Lluis, Menorca: Triangle Postals, 1901. The island of Mallorca illustrated with delightful colour photographs. 206p.. First Edition. French Wraps. Fine.

$21.00

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

By Lee, Laurie

London: Andre Deutsch, 1969. At the age of 19 the author left his English village to walk to London ... and then onwards to the Spain of the Civil War "He walked from Vigo to the Mediterranean, sleeping in fields, olive groves and the courtyards of inns, and playing his fiddle in streets and cafes. He saw a country still in the grip of mediaevalism, and a people who were at first an exotic spectacle for his pleasure but who became as real as himself."Exceptionally clean crisp copy. Name of previous owner inside front cover,else fine.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/As New.

$100.00

The Spanish Temper

By Pritchett, V. S

London: Chatto & Windus, 1954. "... a picture of Spain as it has been and is now. Allusive, psychological, historical, panoramic, evocative, and convincing, it probes very deeply into the realities of Spanish living. It touches politics, economics, religion, sex, art, geography, and literature. Only in Catalonia, Mr. Pritchett shows, is Spain predominatly European; he brings to life on the printed page a fascinating country more than half North African--and in part gypsy--which is like nothing else in the world.". . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Mediterranean Vernacular: A Vanishing Architectural Tradition

By Atroshenko, V.I.;Grundy, Milton

New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Large format, beautifully illustrated volume .Surveys buildings in North Africa, sapin and italy, with many examples of buildings in Greece and the islands Includes an article by Neil Parkyn which discusses "The Influemce of the Vernacular" on 192p. illus bibliography.index . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$60.00

Museo Sefardi Toledo : The Synagogue of El Transito

By Lopez Alvarez, Ana Maria; Palomero Plaza, Santiago & Menendes Robles, Maria Luisa

Madrid, Spain: Aldeasa, 1997. Translation by Nigel Williams" An illustrated guide to the Museum 78p. illus map bibliography. French Wraps. Fine.

$12.50

Virgin Spain: Scenes From the Spiritual Drama of a Great People

By Frank, Waldo

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Somewhat imaginative interpretation of religion and culture in Spain .This is the book about Spanish culture than Ernest Hemingway mocked and ridiculed in " Death in the Afternoon " 301p. illustrated endpapers Neat tight copy . . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$40.00

Love and the Spanish

By Epton, Nina

London: Cassell, 1961. "Spain, writes Nina Epton, is a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as of gay sinners'. This sums up concisely and colourfully--as far as love can ever be summed up--what must be considered as the Spanish attitude to love both in the past and indeed at the present time, for it has changed remarkably little over the centuries, and only now has enlightened thought to some extent begun to free love from strangling conventions and taboos." 216p. plates index. delightful jacket design by "Biro" Clean tight and unmarked . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$22.50

Spain: an Interpretation

By Ganivet, Angel y Garcia [1865-1898]

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946. This translation of Ganivet's "Idearum Espanol" [was] made by J.M.Carey. Introduction By R.M. Nadal Ángel Ganivet y García, (born Dec. 13, 1865, Granada, Spain,died Nov. 29, 1898, Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire), Spanish essayist and novelist [his] most important work is the Idearium español (1897; Spain, an Interpretation), an essay that examines the Spanish temperament and the historical basis of the political situation of his country. In this essay he asserts that Spaniards are basically stoical and that the country has wasted its energies on territorial aggrandizement. He maintains that Spain has suffered from "abulia" a state of paralysis of the will. This copy signed on ffep by previous owner, Ronald Bryden, renowned Canadian theatre critic. Neat tiught copy, but cover a little faded . First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

Romance of the Basque Country and the Pyrenees

By Elsner, Eleanor

New York: Dodd Mead & Co. A book about the unique Basque people living in the Pyrenees on the borders of Spain and France. No date [ c1927] 319p plates bibliography.index. Clean tight copy, ffep missing, pages untrimmed, some pages roughly cut.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

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