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Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, as related by herself in conversations with her physician

Collection Data

Meryon, Charles Lewis, 1783-1877 (Editor)
Stanhope, Hester Lucy, Lady, 1776-1839 (Author)
Day & Haghe (Lithographer)
Colburn, Henry, d. 1855 (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1846
Place: London
Publisher: Henry Colburn
Edition: Second edition
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Stanhope, H. Memoirs) 1846 2nd ed.
Content: Illustrations: Each volume with frontispiece lithograph by Day & Haghe.
Biographical/historical: Lady Hester Stanhope (1776–1839) was famous in her lifetime as the woman who left London for the desert of present-day Lebanon, living with a freedom she was denied at home. Her conversations with her confidant and doctor, Charles Meryon, are the subject of his Memoirs, which was instrumental in preserving her memory. On only a modest income, Lady Hester built a large compound and acted as doctor, astrologist, and hostess to travelers and the local population.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. (xix, [1], 344 p.; vi, 342 p.; vii, [1], 319, [5] p. : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Binding: Publisher's red cloth boards; spine titles in gilt.
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 1468561
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16139143
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 21df75f0-c607-012f-5126-58d385a7bc34
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