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[WORTLEY MONTAGU, LADY MARY]: - Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M---e: Written, During her travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe. ... Three volumes. London, printed for T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt, 1769.

. Small 8vo. Pp. xii, adv. (iv), 180; (iv), 195; (iv), 230. Contemporary calf, spines richly gilt and with title labels. Binding worn and some marginal wormholes to the first and third volumes. Some old annotations. Bookplates. Lady Wortley Montagu was the first lady to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake. When her husband was appointed British ambassador to the Porte in 1716, she decided to join him. They settled in a hilltop palace at Pera, which became their home for 18 months. Lady Mary's letters first published after her death (1763) became enormously popular and reissued many times. She became a great admirer of Turkish culture and her work includes insights that were exceptional for their time. Robinson p.32. Cf Atabey 829. Weber 477.
EUR 325.00 [Appr.: US$ 351.79 | £UK 278 | JPą 53006] Book number 121275

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