[Caption title:] Three Months at Abbazia. Sir Richard F. Burton, Isabel.
[Caption title:] Three Months at Abbazia

VERY RARE

[Caption title:] Three Months at Abbazia.

August 4, 1888.

Reprinted from the "Vienna Weekly News." 20 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. VERY RARE. Some external soiling, old reinforcement along spine. Penzer p. 241, calling mistakenly for 22 pp. Not in British Library, microfilm only in OCLC. Penzer notes a copy among Lady Burton's books at Camberwell. Item #211059

Separate printing of this account of the Austrian Riviera town on the gulf of Fiume (now Opatija). From the comfort of a well appointed hotel in Varese, Burton recounts with some asperity the inconveniences endured as they stayed in the Hotel Stephanie during three months when the "pestiferous wind," the Scirrocco blew. "We proceed to satisfy you , under the conviction that only your excellent paper would print the truth about a place which spends so many florins in advertizing itself and in silencing the unpleasant voice of truth."
Penzer: "VERY RARE."

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