Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1882.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Good+. Two volumes, pp 379, 311, with two wood-engraved plates, many illustrations in the text, errata slip. Bound in original brown cloth with decoration in gilt and black. Both volumes tightly bound, with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, foxing to edges of text block, and scattered foxing throughout the text (mostly light, but heavier on a few pages). Good to very good overall. Elizabeth Sarah Mazuchelli (who went by Nina) and her husband, an Anglican clergyman, traveled extensively in Hungary the late 1870s, going many places not often visited by foreigners. Robinson (Wayward Women) says this narrative "is an excellent one: enthusiastic, informative, and written with an irrepressible sense of fun. She chose Hungary because of the Carpathians and the Tatra: mountains were her heart's desire." And, in fact, the book is dedicated "to all who love mountains by one who worships them." It is best known, however, as one of the key sources on Transylvania used by Bram Stoker as he wrote Dracula.