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Lavengro: the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest - by George Borrow with twelve illustrations in colour by Edmund J. Sullivan

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Title:Lavengro: the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest - by George Borrow with twelve illustrations in colour by Edmund J. Sullivan
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$31.30)
Category:Fiction
Book ID:B009-3947
Quantity:1
Publisher:T. N. Foulis Ltd, Edinburgh, 1914
Edition:First Thus
Illustrator:Edmund J. Sullivan
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
T. N. Foulis Ltd, 1914, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Thus, Illustrated By: Edmund J. Sullivan

grey end-papers; 21 pages of tissue-guarded, tipped-in colour frontis; titles; preface; lists of chapters & illustrations. 11 further tipped-in plates from water-colour drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan. 'Lavengro' falls somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel & Borrow originally intended the book to be an autobiography. Its protagonist, whose name is George, is born the son of an officer in a militia regiment and is brought up in various barrack towns in England, Scotland and Ireland. After serving an apprenticeship to a lawyer he moves to London and becomes a Grub Street hack, an occupation which gives him ample opportunities to observe London low-life. Finally he takes to the road as a tinker. At various points through the book he associates with Romany travellers, of whom he gives memorable and generally sympathetic pen-portraits. At the back are 4 pages of publisher's titles. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 21 + 655 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Deckled outer & bottom edges (rough cut). Top edge gilt in good condition. Gilt titles spine & front. green cloth. Illustrator: Edmund J. Sullivan. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Norwich; Gypsies; Edinburgh; Britain/UK; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3947.
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