HARRIET MARTINEAU AND AMERICA: Selected letters from the Reinhard S. Speck Collection.
Edition: First printing.
Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1995. First edition - Keepsake No. 41. Focuses on Martineau's comments on America, from the time of her visit in 1834-36 - a visit which made her a strong proponent of immediate abolition of slavery - through and beyond the Civil War. Includes a foreword by Peter Hanff, edited and with an introduction and notes by R. A Burchell, a brief biography of Martineau and a chronology. Although Martineau in an introductory note to her autobiography explained why she wanted all of her letters destroyed and not published, fortunately not all of her correspondents followed this request. Frontispiece portrait. 119 pp.
Condition: Fine in gray-blue wrappers (letter from the Bancroft laid-in.)