The Bible in Spain
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The Bible in Spain, subtitled "or the Journey, Adventures, and Imprisonment of an Englishman in an Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula" published in London in 1843 was a popular work of George Borrow (1803–1881). It ran through several editions.
The work relates numerous personal encounters Borrow had with Spaniards, during the Carlist Civil War, from the prime minister to beggars, including Gypsies. This was the first widely read book with accurate first-hand information on Gypsies (though a more complete description is found in his first work The Zincalí (1841), which was not a commercial success).