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SCOTT-STEVENSON, ESMÉ: - Our Ride through Asia Minor. London, Chapman and Hall, 1881.

. Pp. xix, (i), 400, adv. pp. 32. With one double-page lithographic coloured map. Publisher's green cloth, printed in gold and black. Lower hinge strengthened. Bookplate (Joseph Laycock). First edition, very rare.Esmé Scott-Stevensson (1853 ? - 1925) and her husband were British residents in Cyprus between 1878 and 1882. They were keen amateur explorers, proudly eschewing the normal tourist routes wherever they went. Esmé's vivid account covers their journey to Beirut, Tripoli, Aleppo, Adana and ending in Central Anatolia. "I went to sleep ... very happy. I felt that I had accomplished a feat that few ladies would undertake; that I had travelled a country that was almost unknown ". Robinson p. 223.
EUR 1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1335.49 | £UK 1070.75 | JP¥ 206055] Book number 121478

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