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[Six plates from 'Sketches in The Pyrenees']
[Six plates from 'Sketches in The Pyrenees'] Crossing the Snows of Gavarni. [&] El Fandango. [&] French Officer Feeding. [&]Pilgrimage to the Baths of Panticosa. [&] Men of Landes. [&] Swimming Baths of the Mediterranean.
M.J. Booth, Del et Lith. M. & N. Hanhart, Imp.t.
[London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1837.]
Six tinted lithographs, each sheet c. 175 x 265mm (7 x 10½"). Some spotting, a few signs of wear.
From 'Sketches in The Pyrenees with Some Remarks on Languedoc Provence and the Cornice' by Mary Boddington (née Comerford, 1776-1840). 'Snows of Gavarni' shows the author being guided through a pass in the Pyrenees. Born in Cork, Mary had her poety published in local papers before leaving for London in 1803. She married Thomas Boddington (1774-1862), son of a director of the Bank of England, in 1805 at Saint Georgeís Church, Hanover Square. She continued to write: other published works include: 'Slight reminiscences of the Rhine, Switzerland, and a corner of Italy' (1834); 'The Gossipís Week, in Prose and Verse' (1836); and Poems (1839).
Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland, ''She wrote a couple of entertaining volumes of travel on the Continent'',
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