Title: The Perils and Fortune of the Duke of Osuna
Author: Antonio Marichalar; translated by Harriet de Onis
Description: Crimson cloth boards, spine stamped in black and gilt. Black top stain. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows general wear along edges with some chipping; flap not clipped; in an archival sleeve. Dust jacket illustrated by Alexey Blodovitch. 300 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis.
Biographical study of Mariano Tellez-Giron y Beaufort, the extravagant Twelfth Duke of Osuna (1814-1882). Soldier, diplomat, member of parliament, and the Spanish ambassador to the Russian Empire between 1856 and 1868. He was known for both his flamboyance and generosity, and noted as a leader of fashion, a winning sportsman, and as a patron of the arts, horse-racing and bull-fights.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good–
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Place: Philadelphia & London
Keywords: Mariano Tellez-Giron, Spain, history, biography, 19th century, nineteenth century, Alexey Brodovitch, Spanish, nobility,
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