Book Description

First edition. Original lavender bevelled cloth (now somewhat faded and spotted) with gilt device (bright) on front cover; gilt decorated spine a little dulled. All edges gilt. C. Le Feuvre, Jersey [C.I.] bookseller's label inside front cover. Christmas 1865 school prize inscription on verso of fep. Frontispiece of the author.
Dealer Notes
"The letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu descriptive of her travels during her husband's embassy to the [Sublime] Porte ... so faithfully delineative of European and Turkish manners ... must always stand ... amongst the most elegant models of epistolary correspondence that ever adorned our national Literature." cf. Preface.
Better known as her “Turkish Letters”, as they were written during her travels to and from Constantinople (Istanbul) during Edward Wortley Montagu’s embassy to the Ottomans. It includes her best known missive (XXXI) on smallpox inoculation.
Author Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Date [1865]
Binding Publisher's original cloth.
Publisher London & Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers
Condition A very good copy
Pages 239 + 1 p. publisher's ads

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