Jameson, Mrs. Anna.
Winter Studies and Summer Rambles
Seller ID: 2083C
London, 1838. First edition, in three volumes. Small octavo in original tan cloth, gilt titles to spine, impressed decoration. According to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, “In 1832 her Characteristics of Women, a discussion of Shakespeare’s heroines, made her name on the Continent and in America as well as in England. On a trip to Germany after its publication she was the centre of an admiring group which included Johann Ludwig Tieck and August Wilhelm von Schlegel, and she began a lifelong friendship with Ottilie von Goethe, the poet’s daughter-in-law.” Jameson is better known, in Canada anyway, as the author of this travel book Winter Studies and Summer Rambles (1838) which describes her short stay in winter at Toronto (which she despised) and her tour up through the Great Lakes during the subsequent summer (which delighted her), experiences which gave her much to exercise her wit and intelligence. Her principal later works were largely commentaries on art, an interest connecting her to her father, a miniaturist painter, and to her first venture into Europe as governess to an important, wealthy family. An attractive, clean copy, with some wear to the cloth covers.
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