Item #19871 A Woman's World-Tour in Motor. Harriet White Fisher.

A Woman's World-Tour in Motor

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1911.

First Edition. 360 pp, with illustrations from photographs. Publisher's pictorial cloth binding; no dust jacket. Edges rubbed, hinges starting, some mild foxing; about very good.

Fisher describes her journey of 1909-10 as "the trip of a woman who had grown a little weary of the details of a useful but somewhat heavy business, and sought recreation under India’s burning sun, in Ceylon, China, Japan, in many places where no motor-car had ever taken man or woman before.” Her adventure attracted hundreds of excited spectators in cities around the world and was the subject of dozens of contemporary newspaper articles. We don't know if she intended the pun when she mentioned her "heavy business," but she owned a company that made anvils.

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