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BREMER, FREDRIKA: - Hemmen i den nya verlden. En dagbok i bref, skrifna under tvenne rs resor i Norra America och p Cuba. Three volumes. Stockholm 1853-4.

. Pp. xii, 468; (ii), 519; (ii), 531. With three engraved plates. Occasionally some minor staining. Contemporary half calf, spines decorated and lettered in gilt. Old ownership signature on front paste downs. First edition.Fredrika Bremer (1891-65) was a famous Swedish novelist and influential feminist of her time. She received a gold medal from the Swedish Academy. This work is devoted to her travels in America between 1850 and 1851. Bremer wanted to study American society in general and women's conditions in particular. She travelled to the north to visit the Indians and to the south along the Mississippi to meet slave-owners. She also visited Quakers, Swedish settlements, prisoners, slum quarters of New York, etc. She met with Washington Irving, Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson and other American literary colleagues. Clark considered her account to be one of the most important travel books by a foreigner of this period. This work was published in English in the same year, translated by Mary Howitt. Clark iii, 450 (3). Howes B745. Larson 109. Cf Sabin 7709.
EUR 580.00 [Appr.: US$ 618.47 | £UK 496.25 | JP 94783] Book number 121285

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