Letters from the Mountains. Being the Correspondence of a Lady between the Years 1773 and 1807. Three Volume Set
Paris: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807. Second Edition. Leather covers. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 216pp, 280pp, 224pp. Anne Macvicar Grant was born in Glasgow on 21 February 1755. After an upbringing in America she married James Grant, a minister, in 1779, and accompanied him to his Highland parish of Laggan. When he died in 1800 Anne decided to supplement her income by writing and in 1803 published by subscription a collection of poems, mainly on Highland subjects. In 1803 she published selections of her correspondence from her time in the highlands. The book, Letters from the Mountains, was a major success, going into four editions within two years, perhaps in part because its lyrical passages describing Highland scenery.. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. One volume lacking red leather title panel to spine. Outer hinges splitting. Occasional light foxing within .
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Keywords: Biography Theatre 1750 - 1850 Antiquarian