Publisher: London: Henry Colburn, 1845.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Robinson, pages 57-8; ODNB.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed, with some small splits at the joints, but sound; very good copy.
Book ID: 27903
Description3 vols, large 12mo, brown half polished calf by Morrell, marbled paper boards, red morocco spine labels, gilt decorations and lettering. Three frontispieces (one colored, as called for).
Comments¶ The famous first-hand account of the English eccentric, Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839), who abandoned her homeland for the Levant in 1810. Charles Meryon served as her physician at her home at Mt. Lebanon and describes “with the utmost minuteness her complicated oriental environment, her tyranny, and her interminable conversations and cross-questionings, of which he himself was often a victim” - ODNB.