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Hardcover in original beveled red cloth covered boards with gilt titles, some slight shelfwear and marking which looks as if it has been recased with new endpapers. Inscription to half title page dated 1880, some very minor foxing but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp viii, 386, Frontis of Queen's Stairs at Oporto with tissue guard plus illustrations and maps within text and a large colour map at rear with one small repair. Travel experiences in Portugal in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Wikipedia information about the Author: In 1867 he became a clerk in the Foreign Office and was subsequently promoted to be H.M.'s consul at Oporto, Portugal. In 1873 Crawfurd founded the New Quarterly Magazine, which he sold to Francis Hueffer in 1877. He was awarded an Order of St Michael and St George in the 1890 New Year Honours. Crawfurd's last two years in Portugal were of exceptional difficulty. An ultimatum from Lord Salisbury in January 1890, the result of the occupation by Portuguese troops of British territory in East Africa, led to an outburst of anti-British feeling, more violent in Oporto than in other Portuguese towns. Crawfurd's house was stoned, but he carried on his duties till the trouble subsided, and then on 17 June 1891 he resigned and returned to England. Crawfurd become editor and director of Black and White, managing director of Chapman & Hall, and editor of Chapman's Magazine of Fiction from 1895 to 1898. He wrote 13 novels (of minor reputation) and contributed articles to the Fortnightly Review, Cornhill Magazine, Nineteenth Century, and the New Review. He died at Montreux, Switzerland on 31 January 1909.