The Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving about the Moors and Spaniards. It was referred to as the author's "Spanish Sketch Book." Irving lived at the Alhambra for three months in 1829 and scribbled down notes concerning its history and stories.
Alongside the history of the Moorish kingdom of Granada, Irving intersperses tales (both historical and mythical) of enchanted caves, imprisoned princesses, and buried treasure. His respect for Islamic tradition is evident throughout.
The Alhambra is a leather-bound book with gold gilt pages and is an excellent addition to your vintage historical guidebook collection or Easton Press library.
A truly, gorgeously handsome volume, designed to become an heirloom, in collectible and gift-giving condition.
The Alhambra is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no rips or tears. Please use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more photos, ask.
This beautiful leather-bound book is printed on sturdy, acid-neutral paper specially milled that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability.
The vintage & antique items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, typical for vintage or antique pieces.
We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.
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