Sketches of Germany. Art - Literature - Character. ANNA BROWNELL JAMESON.
Sketches of Germany. Art - Literature - Character.

Sketches of Germany. Art - Literature - Character.

Publisher: Frankfort: Printed for Charles Jugel, at the German and Foreign Library, 1837.
Edition: First separate edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1289; OCLC records three copies (Sutro, Harvard and Toronto); COPAC adds three (BL, Senate House and V. & A.).
Condition: Edges somewhat rubbed; some foxing and spots; very good copy.
Book ID: 28321

Description

Small 12mo, contemporary quarter black roan, marbled paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. With half-title.

Comments

An interesting German edition of the chapters about Germany from Anna Jameson's Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad (1834), published in a handy pocket size for the cultivated English speaking traveler. The first 160 pages contain a dialogue between two young travelers in Germany, Medon and Alda, in which they discuss travel in general (and make fun of a novel entitled Diary of an Ennuyée), German history, culture and character, followed by a first-person account of Jameson's visits to prominent tourist destinations and museums; this is followed by a record of contemporary German artists Jameson encountered along the way, with her brief comments on their art, including Julie von Egloffstein and other women artists. Anna Jameson’s travel to Europe was mostly to Germany and Italy, with which she maintained strong ties and wrote about with enthusiasm and erudition.

Price: $550.00