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CRAVEN, LADY ELIZABETH (LATER MARGRCraven, Lady Elizabeth (Later Margravine of Anspach)
Memoirs of the Margravine of Anspach. Written by Herself
London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 2 vols, 8vo, 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper boards, dark red morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering. Two frontis portraits. Playwright 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. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing and off-setting to the title-pages; very good copy. Colbert; Robinson, page 87; NCBEL II, 832; ODNB [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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