A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic. Described in a series of letters. Letters from the Baltic. VOLUME I ONLY.

[Eastlake, Elizabeth Rigby Lady 1809-1893.]

Book ID: 34875


8vo. viii, 293 pp., frontispiece tipped in, modern cloth, new endpapers, browning to title and frontis pages, occasional foxing, bookplate of Bath Municipal Library with library stamp on front fly leaf, otherwise copy in good condition, John Murray, London, first edition, 1841.


Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (17 November 1809 – 2 October 1893), born Elizabeth Rigby, was a British author, art critic and art historian, and was the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review. She is known not only for her writing but also for her significant role in the London art world while her husband, Sir Charles Eastlake, was director of the National Gallery there. She acquired German in 1827. In October 1838 she went to Reval in Russia, the letters written to her mother during this journey were accepted for publication by John Murray, and issued anonymously under the title: ‘Letters from the shores of the Baltic’. The book was freshly written, proved attractive, and went through several editions.

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