Lot 507: Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:33

Lot 507: Author: [Meryon, Charles]; Title: Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope; Place Published: London; Publisher: Henry Colburn, Publisher; Date Published: 1846; Description: 3 volumes. Lithographic frontispieces in all volumes. (8vo) 20x12 cm (7¾x5") Expertly bound by Zaehnsdorf. Leather, gilt ruled, top edge gilt. First Edition. English born eccentric, Lady Hester, lived among the Syrians in the mountains in Lebanon where many locals considered her a prophet. She later encouraged the surrounding Syrians to resist invasion by the Egyptians in 1831. Condition: Edge wear, hinges lose, surface scratches; foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $700-1000
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