A Lady’s Travels Round the World: Travels from Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Otaheite, China, the East Indies, Persia, and Asia Minor. Translated by William Hazlitt.
Pfeiffer, Ida.

London: George Routledge & Co., 1852. First complete edition in English, though an abbreviated English edition appeared the previous year. The German original appeared in 1850. Lithographic frontispiece and second illustrated title-page. Some of the gilt chipped away. Foxing to first and last few leaves. A very good copy. Half burgundy calf over marbled boards, spine stamped in gilt and blind with green morocco label. Small octavo. . viii, 409, [1] pp. (Item ID: 16470)


Ida Laura Pfeiffer (1797-1858) was one of the first female explorers. Of Austrian birth, she journeyed mostly by herself to the Holy Land, Constantinople, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, South American, China, India, South Africa, Singapore, Borneo, Madagascar, and California. She wrote accounts of her travels, which sold widely and helped finance later trips. A Lady’s Second Journey Round the World appeared in 1855. She died in 1858 after contracting a disease in Madagascar.

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