The Alhambra by Washington Irving, with an introduction by Angel Flores, illustrated by Lima de Freitas, published by Easton Press as one of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series, limited edition, 1978. The book is beautifully leather bound, and is virtually like new with the cover and pages are in excellent condition, the pages are exceptionally tight, the book has never been read. This is a very high quality issue with black leather hardback covers, watered grosgrain fabric end liners, gilt lettering and decoration, printed on archival quality paper with gilt page edges.
Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived in Spain between 1826 and 1829, collecting information in the Spanish archives for several books. Part of this time was spent in the historic Alhambra Palace at Granada, Spain, where at least some of the material was written. Lima de Freitas (1927 - 1998) was a painter, designer and writer. She illustrated more than a hundred books and is noted for her stunning images. See photos as part of the description.