Six Months in Mexico. Nellie Bly.

Six Months in Mexico

New York: American Publishers Corporation, 1888.

Hardcover. Near fine. 205 pp, illustrated with line drawings. Publisher's red cloth decorated in black, gilt spine lettering. Pages toned, small stain to top edge of text block, light soiling to title page; very good. A very scarce narrative by the adventurous journalist best known for her undercover expose of life in the Women's Lunatic Asylum in New York City. She traveled to Mexico in 1886-87 after quitting her first job as a journalist (for the Pittsburgh Dispatch) because she was "tired of writing what she considered women’s page drivel" (ANB). She traveled around Mexico observing the local culture and social conditions and sending home dispatches on political corruption and the condition of the poor. Her sharply critical articles angered Mexican officials and eventually caused her expulsion from the country. She published this book on her return. We find no other original copies on the market, no record of the book appearing at auction in the past 40 years, and just 12 physical holdings in U.S. institutions noted in OCLC.

Item #20484

Price: $750.00

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