Lifvet i gamla verlden. Dagboks-anteckningar under resor i söder-och österland. Six parts in three volumes. Stockholm, Isaac Marcus, 1860 - 62.
. Pp. (iv), xii, 247; (iv), 412; (iv), 239; (iv), 299, (2); (vi), 247; (iv), 299, (1). Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spines richly decorated in gilt, lightly rubbed. Bookplate (second volume). A handsome copy of the first edition. Fredrika Bremer was a pioneer in the Swedish women's movement and a renowned novelist of her time. This is her diary kept during a five-year journey to Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Palestine and Greece. She visited many famous sites, including Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jaffa. In Constantinople she visited the old harem at the Topkapi Palace and Aya Sophia. Volume three describes her stay in Greece. She was particularly interested in social life and the development of society in the countries she visited.Cf Röhricht p. 490. Tobler 199. Wäber 87.
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