Book ID: 28882 Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikko and Isé. ISABELLA LUCY BIRD.
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikko and Isé.
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikko and Isé.

Isabella Bird's Account of Her Travels in Japan in 1878

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikko and Isé.

Place and Imprint: London: John Murray, 1880.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Robinson, Wayward Women, page 81; Theakstone, Victorian & Edwardian Women Travellers, page 35.
Condition: Both volumes recased with new endpapers; edges a little soiled and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 28882

Physical Description

2 vols, 8vo, original pictorial green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontispieces, folding map and 40 illustrations. 32-page publisher’s terminal catalogue in volume two, dated September, 1880.

Comments

The extraordinary account by Isabella Bird (1831-1904) of her first trip to Japan, which she undertook alone in 1878. Upon arrival she hired a servant to accompany her and purchased a pony. Her narrative, which became one of the most famous of her books, “offers the reader a more or less constant source of pleasure” – Theakstone. "Of the three women explorers known to everyone - Lady Hester Stanhope, Mary Wortley Montagu, and Isabella Bird - the last is the best loved, most prolific, and most ubiquitous of all" - Robinson. Unbeaten Tracks was Bird's sixth travel narrative and the first of several set in Asia.

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