SMYTHE [née Beaufort], Emily Anne, Viscountess Strangford. The Eastern Shores of the Adriatic in 1863. With a Visit to Montenegro.

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SMYTHE [née Beaufort], Emily Anne, Viscountess Strangford. The Eastern Shores of the Adriatic in 1863. With a Visit to Montenegro. London, Richard Bentley, 1864.

8vo. 20th-century maroon crushed half-morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and black morocco lettering-piece; pp. [viii], 386, four beautiful colour-lithographic plates after watercolours by the author, one original mounted albumen photographic portrait of Mirko Ptrovic-Njegos, Montenegrin military leader and poet; a very good copy.
First edition of a beautifully illustrated travelogue covering southern Albania, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast, Corfu, Montenegro, and dealing with anti-colonial movements on the Balkans, using the word Yugoslavie (p. 309). 'Her second book after Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines], The Eastern Shores of the Adriatic (1864), was a substantial work, part travel book and part discussion of the eastern question, in which she described the journeys that she and her husband made in Albania, Montenegro, Dalmatia, and Corfu' (ODNB).

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