Lot 508: Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope

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Lot 508: Author: Stanhope, Hester; Title: Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, as Related by Herself in Conversations with Her Physician; Comprising Her Opinions and Anecdotes of Some of the Most Remarkable Persons of Her Time; Place Published: London; Publisher: Henry Colburn; Date Published: 1845; Description: Three volumes. xvii, 394; vi, 384; vii, 361 pp. Vol. I has a color frontispiece and a plan of Stanhope's residence, Vol. II and III have black & white frontispieces. (8vo) period calf, morocco spine labels, raised band on spines, gilt decorations, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First Edition.Published posthumously by her physician, this memoir covers the British socialite's travels, health, finances, religious/spiritual opinions, experiences with a fortune-teller and an astrologer, opinions of individuals, and much more. Condition: Rear covers of volumes I and II have become detached, wear and tear to covers; endpapers stained, very minimal foxing to other pages; interiors very good in fair bindings. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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