Written by Katharine Fedded and illustrated by Arthur Romilly Fedden, this book, published in 1921, offers us a glimpse of a couple’s journey through the Northern Basque Country.

This is undoubtedly an amazing resource to know what this part of the Land of the Basques was like in the Roaring ’20s.  It’s worth nothing that, even though it only covers the part north of the Pyrenees, the book includes the Zazpiak Bat.  The introduction is also quite interesting.

Update 2022.  Browsing online, we found a PDF version of this book about the Basque Country on The Internet Archive.  The images of this copy are in black and white, but it is still an amazing historical document.

Elsewhere, some pages are available here, and there is a facsimile version, though the well-preserved originals can still be found.

Similarly, in this entry about Arthur Romilly Fedden, we can see some of the full-color illustrations that accompany the book, such as this one below, which shows us just how little the Rue de la Citadelle in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has changed in the last 100 years.

Saint Jean Pied de Port - Arthur Romilly Fedden
Saint Jean Pied de Port – Arthur Romilly Fedden

Rue de la Citadelle – Donibane Garazi (Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port) – Lower Navarre
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 The Basque Country (Original)

  • Tapa dura
  • Editor: A. & C. Black Ltd. (1921)
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • ASIN: B000855G06

 The Basque Country (Fascimile)

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

Last Updated on Feb 12, 2022 by About Basque Country

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