A Lady’s Second Journey Round The World: From London To The Cape Of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, The Moluccas, Etc., California, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, And The United States. - Ida Pfeiffer 1855 - Longman Brown Green & Longmans, London - First Edition Ida Pfeiffer’s memorable second expedition around the world, these two volumes entertainingly recount her increasingly adventurous journeys, as she wanders further and further off the beaten track, from the jungles of Celebes, to the mountains of Peru.   Born in Vienna in 1797, Ida Laura Pfeiffer was a celebrated traveller and travel book writer who at the age of forty-five decided to indulge her childhood dream of adventure, and set out to explore the Holy Land. Sales from the sensationally popular diaries of that expedition encouraged her to continue both her travels and her writing, and she would later embark on two trips around the world, visiting everywhere from South America to Asia Minor, Australia, China, India, Greece, and the United States. Sadly, her visit to Madagascar in 1857, and a subsequent trek through the jungle there, left her seriously ill with a tropical disease, most likely malaria. She returned home with great difficulty, and died in Vienna in 1858.

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Wayward Women 1990. Ujma, Literature of Travel and Exploration 2003.
Two volumes. pp. xii 451; viii 423, 24 advertisements. Publisher’s green cloth binding, pink endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, one or two pages unopened, endpapers toned, front hinges weak (volume II cracked), spines uniformly sunned.   Ref: 106280   Price: HK$ 4,900