Lot 422: Two Volumes by C.F. Cumming

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Lot 422: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: Two Titles by C.F. Gordon; Place Published: Various places; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: Various dates; Description: Includes: At Home in Fiji. x, [1], 365 +2 ad pp. Illustrated with frontispiece, plates and folding map. (8vo) decorative green cloth. New York; A.C. Armstrong & Son, 1882. Wear and soiling to cloth, slight fraying at head and heel of spine; front endpaper detathced, hinges cracked, pages browning at edges; else very good.In the Hebrides. x, [2], 431 + 32 ad pp. illustrated with frontispiece, plates and text illustrations. (8vo) decorative grey cloth. London: Chatto and Windus,1886. Spine wrinkled, wear and soiling to cloth, some corners bumped, small piece missing from heel of spine; hinges cracked, front endpapers, half title and frontispiece detached, section of pages in the middle of volume detached as well; good.Second Editions. Constance Frederica "Eka" Gordon-Cumming was a prolific travel writer and landscape painter who traveled the world. In 1879 she traveled to Hawaii and was among the first artists to paint the active volcanoes. She received much criticism from male writers of the era, perhaps because she did not fit in the traditional Victorian role of women, as she often traveled alone and unaided. These copies bear the bookplates of John Patrick Ford. Condition: PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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