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[HOLMES, AUGUSTA, MRS. DALKEITH]
A Ride on Horseback to Florence through France and Switzerland. Described in a Series of Letters by a Lady
London: John Murray, 1842, 1842. First edition. Robinson, pages 96-7; Pine-Coffin 838-2. Bindings somewhat rubbed; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy in original state.. 2 vols, 8vo, original blind-ruled dark green cloth and printed paper labels. Two pages of publisher's advertisements in volume one; four in volume two. In the summer of 1838 Augusta Holmes and her husband set out from Liverpool with the intention of riding all the way to Italy on horseback. The equestrian venture, described in detail in Holmes' narrative, took eight months, during which they passed through Calais, Paris, Lyon, Turin, Geneva, Mont Blanc, Lake Maggiore, Milan, Parma, Modena, Bologna and Pisa, among many other places, which Holmes, an obviously well educated horsewoman, reports in an engaging prose style.
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