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1 Seaman, W.A.L. And Sewell, J.R. Russian Journal of Lady Londonderry 1836-37
London John Murray 1973 0719528518 / 9780719528514 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
A near Fine copy (Fine apart from neat initials and date to front endpaper) with dustjacket which is price clipped. 185 pages. 12 illustrations. Lady Londonderry's Journal, published now for the first time, gives an extraordinary, gripping and vivid picture of 19th century Russia. A keen observer who writes in a curiously modern way, and her impressions are full of vitality and not primarily concerned with political issues. Lord and Lady Londonderryand their son Lord Seaham toured Northern Europe and encountered extreme discomforts on their travels. Lord Londonderry had been named by Sir Robert Peel as Ambassador to St. Petersburg in his short lived minority government of 1834-35 but was forced to decline the post, but subsequently he and his wife decided to visit Russia. The Journal describes their friendship with the Tsar and Tsarina, the splendours of Imperial Russia, palaces and museums full of treasures, ceremonies and first-hand accounts with graphic descriptions. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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