1875 Rare Book - The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau

$75 USD

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Author : Harriet Martineau
Title : The Peasant and the Prince
Publisher : London, George Routledge And Sons, no date (circa 1875). First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : 191-31 pages
Binding : Very beautiful and good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare staining and foxing)
Illustrations : Illustrated with a nice frontis color illustration.

Estimation : (USD 75 - USD 150)

The book : Rare and Nice edition of this book by Harriet Martineau often cited as the first female sociologist.

The author: Harriet Martineau (12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.
Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era.
A young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen invited Martineau to her coronation in 1838—an event which Martineau described, in great and amusing detail, to her many readers. Martineau said of her own approach to writing: "when one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, including key political, religious, and social institutions". She believed a thorough societal analysis was necessary to understand women's status under men.

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