London: Clarke, 1844. 12mo. Item #025556
In two volumes. 276 and 281pp., translated from the Swedish by E.A. Friedlaender. The author was an early Swedish feminist who dealt with prison reform for women and many social issues that outraged a conventional male dominated society. Her novel describes a woman who wants identity apart from fitting into the roles demanded by men. Very nicely written with a sensitivity and directness that is unusual for the during this time. Bound in 3/4 red polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spines decorated in gilt, black spine label gilt, early previous owner's book plate, binding rubbed. A very good set.