BAILLIE, Mrs. [E. C. C.]. A Sail to Smyrna: or, An Englishwoman’s Journal; including Impressions of Constantinople, a Visit to a Turkish Harem, and a Railway Journey to Ephesus. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873.
8vo. Original green cloth with bevelled edges, spine lettered in gilt; pp. iv, 253, [2, advertisement leaf]; lithographic frontispiece and five lithographic plates after the author's drawings; minor rubbing to extremities, a few leaves very lightly spotted; a very good copy of a great rarity.
First edition. Mrs. Baillie and her daughter, in the company of a few friends, spent two months in Turkey. A large proportion of the book is given over to her two week stay in Istanbul, with a few chapters on Izmir, and places visited en route. 'Her account of Constantinople is very detailed … The plates, after drawings by the author, illustrate scenes in and about Constantinople' (Blackmer). - The last copy to appear at auction was Atabey's copy in 2002.
Atabey Blackmer 63; Theakstone p. 15.