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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Parks, Fanny]
'WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE, DURING FOUR-AND-TWENTY YEARS IN THE EAST; WITH REVELATIONS OF LIFE IN THE ZENANA'. LONDON: PELHAM RICHARDSON, 1850
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Parks, Fanny]
'WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE, DURING FOUR-AND-TWENTY YEARS IN THE EAST; WITH REVELATIONS OF LIFE IN THE ZENANA'. LONDON: PELHAM RICHARDSON, 1850
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 USD
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[Parks, Fanny]
'WANDERINGS OF A PILGRIM IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE, DURING FOUR-AND-TWENTY YEARS IN THE EAST; WITH REVELATIONS OF LIFE IN THE ZENANA'. LONDON: PELHAM RICHARDSON, 1850
2 volumes, large 8vo (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.; 278 x 185mm). 50 plates, including frontispieces, 19 of which hand-colored, 1 folding panorama in the rear pocket of vol. I; some foxing throughout, owner's signature to titles, vol. I. with one or two neat pencil annotations to margins, vol. II. with backed plate ("Waterspouts"). Original blue cloth, covers and spines pictorially stamped in gilt; corners bumped, some rubbing to extremities resulting in some fraying.
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Literature

Abbey, 'Travel' 476; Mendelssohn (1979) III, p.p. 630-631

Catalogue Note

First edition. Fanny Parks (or Parkes) was the wife of Charles Crawford Parkes, a writer for the East India Companies, who was stationed in India in 1822. Parks, unlike most of her female cohort, immersed herself in Indian culture, even often travelling on her own. All that she surveyed seemed to engaged her attention, and her narrative is defined by its considered observation, lack of prejudice, and compassion for the people of whom she wrote. Not only is this one of the most readable travel memoirs of the day, but perhaps one of the most unique, with such female voices and perspectives infrequently found in print during the period. 

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