Letters from the Levant, during the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716-18. With A Preliminary Discourse and Notes, containing A Sketch of her Ladyship's Character, Moral and Literary, by J.A. St. John.

By: MONTAGU, Mary Wortley, Lady

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MONTAGU, Lady Mary Wortley. Letters from the Levant, during the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716-18. With A Preliminary Discourse and Notes, containingA Sketch of her Ladyship's Character, Moral and Literary, by J.A. St. John . London : Joseph Rickerby, 1838. Pp [1]-0,(1),[i]-lxiii,(1),[1]-283,(1),[1]-4(ads). 8vo. Blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A collection of60 of Lady Montagu's letters. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was an English aristocrat, traveller and writer, and is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from Turkey, as wife to the British ambassador, which have been described by Billie Melman as “the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient”. Spine endschipped, outer hinges cracked, covers worn, casing detached from body, els e internally good. Scarce. As is. 80.00

Title: Letters from the Levant, during the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716-18. With A Preliminary Discourse and Notes, containing A Sketch of her Ladyship's Character, Moral and Literary, by J.A. St. John.

Author Name: MONTAGU, Mary Wortley, Lady

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Joseph Rickerby, London, 1838,:

Seller ID: 95277

Keywords: TURKEY LETTERS CORRESPONDENCE TURKISH HISTORY DESCRIPTION LEVANT 18TH CENTURY TRAVEL WOMEN CONSTANTINOPLE ISTANBUL SOCIAL ISLAM,