Characteristics of Women. By Mrs. Anna Jameson. New Edition, British Printing. Houghton, Mifflin. Boston, 1889.

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Anna Brownell Jameson was a prolific art historian and critic from the 19th century. A pioneer of literary and art criticism, she wrote on a range of subjects–from artist biographies to European culture to travel writing. In this small volume, Characteristics of Women: Moral, Poetical, and Historical, Jameson comments on the depictions of women in literature and history, providing some early Feminist criticism to literature and culture. Some of the characters discussed in this volume include Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, and Cleopatra. First published in 1832, this New Edition was part of a series of Jameson’s collected works.

This volume is in the original green cloth boards, embossed in black and gilt, near-fine with only minor rubbing to the spine, and minor spots to front board. Text block near-fine, edges dyed red, as issued. Only minor closed tears to a few front pages, not affecting text.

A near-fine edition of pioneering cultural criticism.

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Characteristics of Women. By Mrs. Anna Jameson. New Edition, British Printing. Houghton, Mifflin. Boston, 1889.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in