ITALIAN CASTLES AND COUNTRY SEATS

(New York: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1911).

FIRST EDITION, LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED. The whole of Italy is covered in this work. A fine study published during the time of Victor Emmanuele III and Queen Margherita. The author was well placed in society and had entree to many of the families and estates her work considered.
Ms. Batcheller, scion of a wealthy Boston family traveled widely and wrote a number of books, published articles in a number of magazines and journals and also recorded classical songs and various musical works. Item #31483

First Edition. AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. This copy also including the rare publisher's original multi-page prospectus. With 85 illustrations rendered on full-page plates in sepia and colour and including photogravures and half-tones. 8vo, publisher's original dark-green cloth lettered in gilt and pictorially decorated on the spine and upper cover in gilt and red and with ornate gilt decorations to the corners and borders of the covers, t.e.g. xv, 512 pp. A clean and bright copy of this handsome book, beautifully preserved.

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