Memoirs Of Anna Maria Wilhelmina Pickering. Edited By Her Son, Spencer Pickering, F.r.s. Together With Extracts From The Journals Of Her Father John Spencer Stanhope, F.r.s., Describing His Travels And Imprisonment Under Napoleon..
Bound in quarter vellum gilt over black cloth with armourial gilt block. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and some foxing largely confined to preliminaries and edges.
A PRISONER OF NAPOLEON
Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row.,
With six photogravures.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. 568 +  pp., including 1 pp. publisher's advertisement. Title page in red and black.
Illustrated by 6 photogravure plates, including portrait frontispiece, by title page vignette and by genealogical table at end.
The Spencer Stanhope family resided at Cannon Hall, Barnsley for some two hundred years. John Spencer Stanhope (1787-1873) describes his period of captivity as a prisoner of war, by the French at Verdun, 1810-13. In her diary, his daughter, Anna Maria Wilhelmina Spencer Stanhope (1824-1901), who married Percival Pickering, describes her life at home and her travels abroad. The Spencer Stanhopes were linked by marriage to the Cokes of Holkham, Norfolk.
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