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Historia del Famoso Predicador Fray Gerundio de Campazas por el Padra Isla

In Four Volumes

By Jose Francisco de Isla

1813 - Madrid - Fuentenebro

6.75" by 4.5", (4), cxlvi, 147-376, (3); 371, (3); 320; 384pp pp

 

DETAILS

An early nineteenth century Spanish edition of Jose Francisco's important satirical novel, originally banned by the Inquisition, in a fine binding.

Direct from the library at Newton Hall, Northumberland. With the armorial bookplates in Volumes I - III of author Samuel Edward Widdrington.

Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration.

Complete in Four Volumes.

Written in the original Spanish.

Jose Francisco de Isla de la Torre y Rojo, 1703 - 1781, was a Spanish novelist and Jesuit. The first volume of his important work, Historia del Famoso Predicador Fray Gerundio de Campazas, was banned within a month of publication in 1758 by the Inquisition; the second part was published in 1768 and de Isla was exiled. The novel is a blend of two elements, narrative satire and the burlesque. This work is often seen as a insight into the life and customs of particular Spanish cities, as the descriptions and details given by de Isla are considered authentic.

Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer on Spain. Having served in the Royal Navy he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. He inherited the estates of Newton Hall, Northumberland, and the Widdrington name.

CONDITION

The bindings are tight and firm. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild rubbing, prominent to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good indeed.

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