A Winter in Italy. In a series of letters to a friend…In two volumes.
Yates, Ashton, Mrs.

London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1844. Some wear to covers but otherwise a very good, very sound pair of volumes. Presentation copy, with the author’s inscription on the front free endpaper of volume one, reading “For Mr. and Mrs. Thompson with the Affectionate Regards of the Writer.” Publisher’s green cloth stamped in blind. Spines lettered in gilt and stamped in blind. Expertly re-cased Two volumes, octavo. pp. [iv], 323; pp. [iv], (Item ID: 16647)


We could find little information on Mrs. Ashton Yates, including dates. However, a New York Monthly Magazine review of A Winter in Italy reveals that it was much-recommended by contemporary audiences. The review reads: “There is no one among the notable features of this beautiful land which [Yates] does not place before the reader, in a form that either recalls it vividly to the memory, or impresses it on the imagination,” (The New York Monthly Magazine, 1844, vol. 72, pp 285-6).

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