Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854. 12mo. xii, 437 pp. Red buckram with gilt lettering on the spine and new endpapers; occasional staining and notes or underlining in pencil, and a tape repair on leaf (37)2. Item #15035
First edition, third thousand (stated). Though she began her career writing poetry and children’s stories, Sara Jane Lippincott (1823–1904) later became the first paid female reporter for the New York Times. It was probably while on assignment for this publication that she wrote the letters that now make up the present volume, following her “Grand Tour” journey through Great Britain, France, Italy, and Bavaria.