Hungary and Transylvania with Remarks on Their Condition, Social, Political and Economical
John Paget (Paget János )was born in Loughborough 1808. He was educated at the Unitarian Manchester College at York, and then read medicine. He travelled extensively in Europe. He married the Hungarian Baroness Polyxena Wesselenyi Banffy (née de Hadad), divorced wife of Baron Ladislaus Banffy, in 1836. He lived on his wife’s estate in Transylvania, developing the farming there with an “improved” breed of cow, and campaigning for improvements to agriculture. His diary, in six volumes is in the National Széchényi Library in Budapest) Volumes 1-5 contain observations on natural history around Europe. Volume 6 records Hungary’s 1849 war of independence, in which Paget took part.
He died in Ghiriş (then called Gyéres) and is buried in the Hajongard Cemetery in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Good tight copy in publishers mauve cloth , internally clean and bright Illustrated throughout including folding coloured map and Engraved Frontispiece to each volume. Two volumes bound in one.
Published by John Murray 1850