Dauty, Editeur, 2, rue Vivienne, Paris; London: pub.d Ch. Tilt, 86, Fleet Street; New-York: Bailly Ward and Co. [n.d. c.1870.]
Lithograph. 248 x 178mm. 9¾ x 7". .
The Turkish 'Sélam'. The 'Sélam' was described by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu as a way for a girl in a harem to communicate in secret with her lover on the outside. Objects would be wrapped in a handkerchief and sent from the woman to her lover and vice versa; the messages were supposedly derived from words that rhymed with the names of the objects.
[Ref: 20898] £110.00