Item #17576 Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps. Bindings, Lizzie W. Champney.
Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps.
Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps.
Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps.
Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps.

Three Vassar Girls Abroad. Rambles of Three College Girls on a Vacation Trip Through France and Spain for Amusement and Instruction. With Their Haps and Mishaps.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1885. Second edition of Three Vassar Girls Abroad, which was first published by Estes and Lauriat in 1883, and first editions of the other two titles. These are the first, seventh, and ninth books in the Three Vassar Girls series, respectively. The series, which was published by Elizabeth Williams Champney (1850 – 1921) between 1883 and 1892, follows “three Vassar students – Maud Van Vechten, the wealthy society girl; Barbara Atchison, the equally wealthy yet slightly eccentric West coaster; and Cecilia Boylston, the starving artist from Boston – on a leisurely romp across Europe…In a typical Three Vassar Girls novel, the main characters tackle pertinent issues like bigotry and career development, while swooning over cute boys and attending garden parties,” (Vassar Encyclopedia). The other titles in the series see the Vassar girls traveling to locations including South America (1885), Russia and Turkey (1889), and the Austrian state of Tyrol (1891). With nearly a hundred and fifty illustrations, mostly by “Champ” (J. Wells Champney, the author’s husband), including frontispiece. with: ] Champney, Elizabeth W.. Three Vassar Girls in France. A Story of the Siege of Paris. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, [1888]. Quarto. 240 pp. Over a hundred illustrations, mostly by “Champ,” including frontispiece. Publisher’s green pictorial cloth elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Endpapers illustrated with maps of Paris and the surrounding area. Contemporary ownership signature (“Edith”) to preliminary blank. A fine, bright copy. [and:] Champney, Elizabeth W.Three Vassar Girls in Switzerland. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, [1890]. Quarto. 239 pp. With about eighty illustrations, mostly by “Champ,” including frontispiece.
Publisher’s red pictorial cloth elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Endpapers illustrated with maps of Paris and the surrounding area. Contemporary ownership signature (“Edith”) to preliminary blank. A fine, bright copy. Publisher’s brown pictorial cloth elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Endpapers illustrated with maps of France and the Mediterranean. Contemporary ownership signature (“Edith”) to preliminary blank. A fine, bright copy.[. Quarto. 236 pp. Item #17576

Champney graduated from Vassar in 1869. She was a prolific writer of over a hundred books and articles, including the Vassar Girls series, the Witch Winnie series of children’s books, and the nine-book series of romance novels for adults that began with The Romance of the Feudal Chateaux (1899). Her husband, James Wells Champney (1843 – 1903), was an illustrator and portrait painter who studied under Edouard Frère in Ecouen. The couple often collaborated on books and articles, including a series of travel articles written for Century Magazine that chronicled the Champneys’ travels in North Africa, Spain, and Portugal in the 1880s.

Sparlkling examples of publisher's trade bindings, from the library of Edward S. Levin and EllenK. Morris.

Price: $1,100.00

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