Book ID: 28862 Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Ætna. With Colored Illustrations. EMILY EMELINE LOWE.
Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Ætna. With Colored Illustrations.
Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Ætna. With Colored Illustrations.

"The only use of a gentleman in travelling is to look after the luggage"

Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Ætna. With Colored Illustrations.

Place and Imprint: London: Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge, 1859.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Robinson, Wayward Women, page 117; Theakstone, Victorian & Edwardian Women Travellers, page 260.
Condition: Cloth skillfully repaired at the edges and spine; some light foxing.
Book ID: 28862

Physical Description

8vo, original decoratively blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt decorated and lettered spine. Frontispiece and three chromolithographed plates. 32-page publisher’s terminal catalogue.

Comments

The second of two books by Englishwoman Emily Emeline Lowe (b1835), a lively narrative about travels through Sicily with her mother, which they undertook unescorted – i.e., unprotected – by a man. The two adventuresome women saw little benefit to having a man around. Lowe famously wrote that “the only use of a gentleman in travelling is to look after the luggage” - a problem which she and her mother avoided by traveling with one carpet bag each. Lowe coined the often-used expression “unprotected females.” Her first and only other travel narrative was Unprotected Females in Norway . . . (Routledge, 1857). Duplicate from the Larry McMurtry collection of women travelers, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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