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Journal Of A Lady’s Travels Round The World

$550.00 inc GST

By F.D. Bridges

Rare first printing of the Journal of this early female traveller

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Description

  • Edited from documentation of  journeys taken by Bridges & her husband [1878-1880] & with illustrations from sketches by the author
  • The English couple visited such places as Greece, Egypt, India, China, Japan, & North America. Bridges resisted being carried in a palanquin… & in all places stayed clear of “English” food – Virago Book Of Women Travellers
  • A fascinating first-hand account is given their attendance at a sermon held by Brother Orson Pratt, one of the original apostles of the Mormon faith, who reads from The Book Of Mormon [described by Bridges as …a silly mixture of the Koran & a modern romance]
  • Rare First Edition [John Murray, London, 1883]; xii, 413pp + fold-out map at rear; 10 full page b&w illustrated plates, 8 woodcuts in-text
  • Burgundy boards with gold & black decoration; spine ends bumped, minor rubbing, small grubby marks; prize plate inside front board; pps 136-7 & 206-7 with large offset stains from pressed flowers; all edges gilt; an excellent copy