Mistress of the Elgin Marbles : A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin.

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"The remarkable Mary Nisbet was the Countess of Elgin in Romantic-era Scotland and the wife of the seventh Earl of Elgin. When Mary accompanied her husband to diplomatic duty in Turkey, she changed history. She helped bring the smallpox vaccine to the Middle East, struck a seemingly impossible deal with Napolean, and arranged the removal of famous marbles from the Parthenon...all overshadowed by her scandalous divorce." Detailed biography. Hb, Dj. 2004. Like new. USED. $7.00