“QUIEN DICE ESPAÑA DICE TODO!”: OLD COURT LIFE IN SPAIN, ILLUSTRATED WITH 62 PLATES, HANDSOMELY BOUND
ELLIOT, Frances. Old Court Life in Spain. New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, circa 1903. Two volumes. Octavo, publisher’s three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, top edges gilt. $650.
Later edition of Elliot’s celebration of royal Spanish history, illustrated with 62 plates (including 16 photogravures), handsomely bound.
“A woman of singular powers as a writer” (New York Times), Elliot wrote prolifically, often on the subjects of ancient times and women’s lives in foreign lands. Elliot here presents chapters on the Moors, the Bourbons and Ferdinand and Isabella, among many other topics. First published 1872.
Minor marginal loss to page 245-46, Volume II. Minor restoration to handsome bindings.