The north star and the southern cross: being the personal experiences, impressions and obserations of Margaretha Weppner in a two years’ journey round the world.

[Albany, NY]: Published by the Author, 1876. 2 volumes. 8vo. x, 505; vii, [i], 504 pp. With illustrated half title page in volume 1, and a double page plate in volume 2. Cloth, very good condition; interior excellent. With the bookplates of Theodore Marburg and that of the Johns Hopkins Club in each volume. Item #15070

First American edition of this extensive travelogue charting the author’s journey through Europe, the Near East, Asia, and America. From the outset this work is tinged with a bit of drama and mystery, because unlike many other female travel writers of the period, the author was not “impelled by a desire to travel, but, as the sequel will show, was led to this course by one of those griefs which often cast their shadow across a whole life.” Weppner goes into very specific detail about the places she visiting as well as the people she met along the way, from the common populace to the upper and official class, including a number of politically-connected individuals.

Price: $150.00

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