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The Homes of the New World, 1st US Ed.  

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Title:
The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America

Author:
Bremer, Fredrika

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Harper & Brothers

Date:
1853

Description:

2 volumes. xii, 651 pp; 654, 2 ad pp. (8vo) 20.2x13.6 cm (8x5¼"), blindstamped cloth with spine titled in gilt. First American Edition.

The Swedish feminist reformer's account of the homes she visited in America. Translated by Mary Howitt.

Volume 1 with bookplate of Butler Place, home of Pierce Mease Butler, grandson of Founding Father, Pierce Butler, and husband of British actress and abolitionist writer Fanny Kemble. The Butlers were a noted slave-owning family.


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Condition:
Heads of spines chipped, some wear to extremities, hinges loosening, pen markings on front pastedown of vol. 2, page toning and foxing; overall very good.


 
Item number:
319366
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