Pilgrimages in Paris. Pardoe, Julia.
Pilgrimages in Paris.
Pilgrimages in Paris.
Pilgrimages in Paris.

Pilgrimages in Paris.

London: William Lay, 1857. First edition, presentatio copy from the author to "Miss Stewart" (December 1857).Parts of this travelogue of Paris appeared in Fraser’s Magazine in the early 1850s. Engraved frontisportrait of the author. Some darkening to cloth and wear to extremities. Very clean inside. A very good copy of an uncommon travelogue, scarce in commerce. Publisher’s red cloth with gilt spine. Octavo. vi, [2], 376, 8 [publisher’s ads] pp. Item #17233

Julia Pardoe (1804 – 1862) was a novelist and writer of works on travel and history. She wrote many popular travelogues, including several on the Ottoman Empire, which were notable for their sympathetic portrayal of the Ottoman aristocracy. Pardoe traveled extensively in the area and was thought to have the greatest knowledge of Turkey out of any European woman aside from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (Oxford DNB). Pardoe’s travel writing was widely acclaimed: her book The City of the Magyar, or, Hungary and her Institutions in 1839–40 (1840) was admired for its comprehensive research and was praised by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Pardoe’s historical writings on the French courts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are her most enduring works, including Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century (1847), The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France (1849), and The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen and Regent of France (1852).

We could not identify the name of the "Miss Stewart" referred to here.

Price: $300.00

See all items by ,