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The letters and works of . edited by her - MONTAGU, Lady Mary Wortley - 1837. 
London Richard Bentley 1837 - 3 volumes, 8vo. Illustrated with engraved portrait frontispieces and 2 engraved portraits, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spines in six compartments, tan and black morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, citron edges, a fine set. The author's husband was appointed ambassador to the Porte in 1716, and she accompanied him to Constantinople. During her sojurn in Turkey she recorded her observations and experiences in a journal which provided material for her letters which she composed a few years after her return to England. These are not actual letters but provide the substance of her life abroad and her opinions on Turkish life and customs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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