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A SUMMER AMONGST THE BOCAGES AND THE VINES.
Costello, Louisa Stuart.

A SUMMER AMONGST THE BOCAGES AND THE VINES.

Richard Bentley 1840.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xii + 411pp. + viii + [i] + 358pp. 5 litho. plates, 11 ills., 12 ornamental letters. Very light browning, original blind embossed cloth, spines sl. bumped. Louisa Stuart Costello, one of the most accomplished and popular writers of her day, was born in Ireland in 1799. Although she was popular as a poet and novelist, Costello's reputation was primarily based on her travel narratives, which display her knowledge of history, art, and literature, and which coincided with the new English middle-class vogue for foreign travel.
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