Publisher: London: John Murray, 1819.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; Robinson, page 275; Pine-Coffin, page 175; ODNB.
Condition: Some light foxing and stains; fine copy.
Book ID: 28198
Description8vo, contemporary acid-stained brown calf, gilt decorated and lettered spine. Frontispiece, three aquatint illustrations and one engraved plate.
CommentsThe first of two travel narratives by English poet Marianne Baillie (1775-1831), written with a "ladylike attitude to touring" (Robinson), in which she extols the beautiful, but is easily uncomfortable with surroundings to which she is unaccustomed. In her reserved preface, Baillie apologizes for leaning toward romance in her prose and an inclination to imitate the travel writing of Ann Radcliffe. The artist of the aquatint illustrations is not identified, but Baillie did the illustrations in a similar style for her second travelogue about Portugal, and it is likely she did these as well.