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Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople - CRAVEN Elizabeth - 1789. 
1789 - CRAVEN, Elizabeth. A Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of Letters". Written in the Year 1786. London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789. Quarto, modern half calf, raised bands, orange morocco spine label, marbled boards. $2500.First edition, with folding engraved map and six engraved plates of landscapes, grottos and caves (one folding). Handsomely bound.Lady Craven (Elizabeth Margravine of Anspach) married William Craven (later the sixth Earl of Craven) in 1767, but separated from him in 1783 and traveled through Italy, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Greece. Her published Journey is related in a series of letters to the Margrave of Brandebourg whom she married after the Earl's death in 1791. "Lady Craven is said to have been the first woman that descended into the grotto of Antiparos (a small island in the Aegean Sea)" (Coxe, 197). Bound with half title. Blackmer 424. Owner signature on half title. Occasional marginalia; manuscript index on preliminary blank.Folding plate reinforced on verso. Text and plates generally clean and fine. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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