SCARCE WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY HALF CALF
A German Prince (PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Herman Ludwig Heinrich von). AUSTIN, Sarah (Translated into English by) ~ Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829.
London: Effingham Wilson, 1832
4 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An extraordinary and most attractive half calf of the period with eccentric gilt tooling on the 'flat back' spine. Blue speckled edges. Bookplate. In 1828 Prince Puckler-Muskau came to England to restore his diminished fortune by marrying an English heiress. This and his subsequent adventures shocked his friends, led to a successful marriage and inspired a passionate admirer, Sarah Austen to translate the Diary into English.