Publisher: London: Henry Colburn, 1826.
Edition: Second edition, published the same year as the first, but under a different title.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; ODNB; NCBEL III, 1288; not in Wolff, Block or Garside, Raven and Schöwerling.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 28307
Description8vo, contemporary quarter vellum, marbled paper boards, green morocco spine label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering.
CommentsA novel in the form of a travel diary by Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) which she states in a brief introductory note "is published exactly as it was found after the death of the Author; varied only by the omission of certain names. As a real picture of natural feminine feelings, the Editor hopes that it may interest others as much as it has interested him . . ." The Diary is mostly a travelogue centered on a young lady's tour from Calais to Paris to Italy and back to Lyon, where she died heartbroken, leaving this diary. Published earlier in 1826 under the title A Woman's Diary, it was based on Anna Jameson's own extensive travels throughout Europe, and was later published with Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad (1834). Wolff, Block and Garside, Raven and Schöwerling do not recognize this as being a work of fiction; nor it is credited in the standard bibliographies as being a work of travel literature; but it is both. See Colbert and the ODNB for a good account of Jameson.