By: Montagu, Lady Mary
London, Richard Bentley: 1837
Edition: Second Revised Edition
Seller ID: 4385E
Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
#4385E. 3 volumes. Full Tree Calf, with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Elaborate decoration on spine. Edited by her Great-Grandson, Lord, Wharncliffe. Lady Mary Montagu was one of the most fascinating women in hstory. She married the richest man in England, then left him to live in Italy with a handsome young lover. She also lived in Turkey. She has been credited with first suggesting that smallpox could be prevented by injecting people with a small dose of the disease. Later, Jenner improved on this suggestion by using cowpox instead of smallpox. This is an exquisite set of books, a feas... View More...