Lavengro by George Borrow (John Murray, 1851) Three Volumes
Lavengro; The Scholar – The Gypsy – The Priest
London: John Murray, 1st edition 1851.
Autobiographical novel and one of Borrow’s most well known works.
Three volumes in a recent and unsophisticated half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. pp xx, 360, 32 catalogue + xi, 366, 32 catalogue + xi, 426, with frontispiece to vol. 1 and including half-titles to each volume. 8 x 5.25 inches approx. (207mm x 130mm).
Binding and boards a touch rubbed and marked, some scuffing to labels. Pages tanned and foxed, especially to first few and last few pages of each volume; occasional stain or grubby mark; some creasing to pages throughout, occasional short tear and small loss to corners; dusty.
Nonetheless, a good, solid set and reasonably attractive on the book shelf.