UNPROTECTED FEMALES IN NORWAY, by Emily Lowe - 1857 [1st Ed]


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Unprotected Females in Norway; or, the Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, passing through Denmark and Sweden

by Emily Lowe

FIRST EDITION. "with Scandinavian Sketches from Nature." London: G. Routledge & Co. Farringdon Street, 1857.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Antiquarian volume is half-bound in green leather, and features handsome covers with marble design, as well as rounded spine with gilt text and four raised bands.
  • Book displays commensurate wear and aging overall.
  • Covers exhibit overall rubbing and scuffing, as well as edgewear with exposed boards at gently bumped corners and along edges. 
  • Front board is faded from foot edge, onto most of cover, and displays a small chip along shoulder where leather and paper meet, 0.5" long. 
  • Front head corner has a chip on the inside, barely visible from the outside. (See photos)
  • Spine shows overall rubbing, more on raised bands and at ends, with gentle sunning.
  • Binding is secure overall. 
  • Front endpaper facing pastedown shows previous owner sig. (See photos) 
  • Feps display light foxing along with gentle toning.
  • Frontispiece displays marginal foxing, slightly stronger than inside illustrations, as well as gentle toning.
  • Illustration plates are protected behind opaque tissue guards, and show some marginal foxing with gentle toning. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently age-toned with occasional stains, spots, and foxing.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Pages 75-76 and 91-92 have a chip along fore edge, approx. 4" long for both, which leaves text unaffected. Fore edges of four preceding pages show faint persisting shadow along same area. (See photos)
  • Pages show occasional evidence of dog-earing, as well as rare creasing.
  • Text block edges display commensurate age-toning, as well as a small black stain to foot. Head has remnants of inking, and is dusty.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20200212

295 pages. 5 x 7.75 inches.

Antiquarian book is half-bound in green leather, and features marble design on covers, as well as rounded spine with gilt text and four raised bands.

Volume features full-color illustration plates as well as B&W line illustrations in text. 

Written as a travel narrative, this volume is a valuable source of advise in discovering some of the most beautiful places in the world, Scandinavia and its surroundings. Starting the travel description from the port of Hamburg, the author then goes on to depict the various regions which she and her mother go through, drawing a detailed, fascinating picture of the landscapes, people, and adventures met along the way. It is a piece of history to be treasured, depicting not only the beauty of a region of the world, but also the means by which a lady could travel at the time, and the pros and cons of travelling "unprotected."

Emily Lowe (d.1882) was a British travel writer. Her travels with her mother through Scandinavia and southern Europe are recounted in the present book, and she is also the author of several writings on women and travels, in which she sometimes appears as Helen.

PROVENANCE: ex-libris with bookplate of F. A. North? on front pastedown, as well as name of owner on facing page.

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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