Sketches of Young People; or, A Visit to Brighton. ELIZABETH SANDHAM.

Sketches of Young People; or, A Visit to Brighton.

Publisher: London: Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1822,
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Off-setting to the title-page from the frontispiece; edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 27873


12mo, contemporary red roan, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Frontispiece. Four pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.


Another entry in the genre of imaginary travelogues for children and young adults that attempts to inform, instruct and educate. Elizabeth Sandham, who flourished between 1799 and 1825, was a prolific author of similar didactic works, but few of them used travel as a device. in this one, two young ladies tour the sights and scenes of Brighton, but also witness "the evils attendant on an uncultivated and covetous mind" of one "mean and selfish" women traveler with whom they cross paths.

Price: $325.00

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