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[CASTRO y SERRANO, José de]

España en Londres.  Cartas sobre la esposicion de 1862, publicadas en la Gaceta y coleccionadas en el folletin de El Diario.

£270

Saragossa, Imp. y Lit. de Peiro, 1862.

Description

12mo.  Pp. (3) – 370 (with errors in pagination).  Recent quarter cloth.   Lacks half title (?).   Printed on poor quality paper, pp. 49 & 158 badly printed but legible.   

The author was an excellent and acute observer of the times and customs of his day, and contributed to the most prestigious Spanish periodicals of the mid-nineteenth century.   The Spanish government sent him to attend and report on the London International Exhibition of 1862 which, dedicated mainly to industry and technology, attracted over 6 million visitors.   Castro y Serrano is best known for his Cartas trascendentales, and his works have been translated into English and French.  Another exists of Madrid 1852 with 438 pp.   

(Cf. Palau 49038 (Madrid 1863 edition).)    This ed. not in COPAC or OCLC.

 

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