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PFEIFFER, IDA: - 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, Equador, and the United States. Two volumes. London 1855.

. Pp. xii, 451; viii, 423, adv. 24. Publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding slightly shaken and somewhat rubbed, spines faded. First English edition which preceded the first German edition (Vienna 1856). Ida Pfeiffer was the very first full-time woman traveller of all. She was born in Vienna in 1797 and at the age of 45, after raising two children and with a husband living away from home, she started to travel. She spent the rest of her life either on a journey or preparing for to travel. Her journeys became increasingly adventurous as she ventured further and further from the usual tourist track. Her books became very popular and translated all around the world. Robinson p. 25.
EUR 860.00 [Appr.: US$ 935 | £UK 759.25 | JPą 121830] Book number 120769

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