Eothen, or Traces of Travel Brought Home From the East.
New York: Putnams, 1849. New Edition. Hardcover. A hit with the Victorians, this highly entertaining and fresh account of the author's 1834 - 1835 travels throughout the Ottoman Empire includes descriptions of life in Constantinople, Smyrna, Cyprus, Beirut, the Holy Land, Jerusalem, the Sinai Desert, Cairo, and Damascus. An entire chapter devoted to his meeting with Lady Hester Stanhope, the incredible British traveler, archeologist and seer.
8vo, frontispiece, x, 232pp, all edges gilt, plates. Dark green gilt decorated and stamped cloth; gilt title at spine "Eothen, Oriental Life Illustrated", with gilt stamped illustration of obelisk. Gilt stamped illustration of author on camel at front and rear cover. Covers slt marked, spine ends chipped. Internally, owner signature "A. B. Clarke, Richmond, 1850" in pencil; fox spotting throughout. 'Alexander W. Kinglake 1809' in contemporary hand, top of title page. Good +. Item #17514