THE GREATER JOURNEY: Americans in Paris.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sweeping account of the American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900. Among them were Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, and Charles Sumner, whose experience with black students at the Sorbonne, led to his becoming a powerful voice for abolition in the U.S. Senate. Others included James Fenimore Cooper and his friend Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, the writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James as well as Harriet Beecher Stowe, who was able to escape from the notoriety Uncle Toms Cabin had brought her, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent, and more. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrqted with both color and black and white photographs and maps. Source notes, bibliography, index. 557 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 978-1416571766.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.