London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
SALE, Florentia, Lady (1790-1853). A Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan, 1841-2. London: John Murray, 1843. 8°. Lithographed portrait, map and folding plan (plan with splits at folds, a little spotting). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 31 lithographed portraits and plates taken from Portraits of the Cabul Prisoners. Contemporary calf (both covers detached).
At the end has been bound-in a contemporary copy of a 2-page letter from M[ary?] Trevor, in 'a Fort near Cabool' to 'My Dear Worrall', recounting all the tribulations of imprisonment with her 'eight fatherless children' by the Afghans, having also just given birth, and complaining that 'so entirely alone do I feel in this world, that I can scarcely believe there is a soul in the world who even thinks of me'. Sold as an extra-illustrated book, not subject to return.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Specialist James Hyslop surveys some of the stunning natural marvels, from fossils to fool’s gold, offered in our Sculpted by Nature sale
As the scientific community investigates the cigar-shaped asteroid that has been dubbed ’Oumuamua, Dr. Alan Rubin discusses the origins of extraterrestrial rocks
Axel Heinz, Winemaker and Estate Director at Masseto, discusses the ‘magic’ wine he creates from a portion of seven hectares in Bolgheri
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week