A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States. IDA PFEIFFER.
A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States.
A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States.
A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States.
A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States.

A Lady's Second Journey Round the World: from London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, Etc. California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and the United States.

London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1855. Stock ID #173906

Two volumes: xii + 451pp; vii + 423pp and 24 pp (publisher's advertisements); embossed green cloth boards, 25 x 13cm, rebacked with new backstrip on spine, new white front endpapers and preliminary leaf which constrasts strongly with original front rust coloured advertisment paste down, hinges strengthened, labels of Mudie's, the 19th Century circulating library to the front boards, and presentation paper labels of the Booksellers' Provident Retreat Abbott's Langley, to front pastedowns, completed in ink by the benefactor himself C. Mudie with his 1856 presentation inscription to each of the title pages, together with the name of a later owner, cloth rubbed, but the text clean and sound.

A compelling, lively account by a remarkable woman, "the first full-time woman traveller of all" (Robinson, "Wayward Women" p.25). By the time this account was written, Ida Pfeiffer was "so well known that shipping companies were begging her to accept free passages.". In the Preface Ida does indeed thank the "Directors of the two Steam Boat Companies" who offered her free passage. She had intended to travel to Australia but with the discovery of gold "emigrants were rushing thither from every part of the world, and the cost of living there rising to a height beyond all calculation." Instead, her intrepid travels took her to Borneo, Java and Sumatra, into the jungles of the Celebes and the mountains of Peru. Her works were a sensation in their time, as the rather touching provenance to this set attests.

When referring to this item please quote stockid 173906.

Price: $500.00 AU

other currencies

See all items in All Galleries, Antiquarian
See all items by