Publisher: London: Henry Colburn, 1826.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; Robinson, page 87; NCBEL II, 832; ODNB.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing and off-setting to the title-pages; very good copy.
Book ID: 28015
Description2 vols, 8vo, 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper boards, dark red morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering. Two frontis portraits.
CommentsPlaywright and confidante of Horace Walpole, Lady Elizabeth Craven (1750-1828), began her famous travels through the Crimea to Constantinople in 1783 and traveled constantly the remainder of her life, visiting almost every country in Europe, often alone: Austria, Italy, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and Germany – all of which she colorfully recounts in Memoirs, interspersed with anecdotes of those she crossed paths with. Her only other work about her travels and peripatetic life, A Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople, was published in 1789.