Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1856. First edition of the posthumously-published collection of letters and articles written by Margaret Fuller during her travels in Italy and the Western United States. Contemporary inscription in pencil on title page and page [iii]. Some rubbing at corners and a tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. Some dark staining at edges. Small smudge at the tail of page 119. Dark stains and some foxing on endpapers. A very good, very tight copy, clean and bright throughout. Publishers dark green-blue cloth stamped in blind with publisher’s device on covers. Stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on spine. Twelvemo. . x, , 466,  publisher’s ad pp. Item #16644
Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was a Transcendentalist writer, a feminist, and a pioneering journalist at a time when women were often barred from employment in the field. Her 1845 book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered one of the earliest and most influential feminist texts written in the United States. Fuller also advocated for the emancipation of enslaved people and the rights of indigenous people in the Western United States and is remembered as a groundbreaking writer and intellectual revolutionary.