Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1856.
First Edition. 8vo, pp x, 466, , in original publisher's cloth. Rubbing to extremities, contemporary ownership signature on title page and preface; very good. A posthumously published collection of writings by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), edited by her brother, who hoped to soften his sister's reputation as a feminist and Transcendentalist and defend her reputation against damage done by her sudden marriage to the younger (and Catholic) Marchese d'Ossoli. This volume includes an abridged version of Summer on the Lakes (an account of travels in travels in the West published in 1843); the first book appearance of the articles she wrote as foreign correspondent--and the first paid female journalist in the United States--for the New York Tribune; and her account (in the form of letters home) of the Italian revolutions of 1848, during which she worked in a hospital in Rome. A final section offers three different accounts (one by Bayard Taylor) of the shipwreck that led to the tragic death of Fuller and her family, as well as several memorial poems. Sabin 57813, BAL 6504.