Very scarce (two sets owned by the collection) Frances Anne Butler (Fanny Kemble) Journal. Philadelphia Carey, Lea & Blanchard. First American Edition, 1863.
Description: 2 volumes. Vol I: 252 pages Vol II: 218 pages. An important and early travel journal. The author recounts her travels around the American east coast, where she was pursued by a number of smitten suitors. Butler is best known by her maiden/stage name Frances Anne Kemble" under which she wrote a number of plays, acted on both sides of the Atlantic and wrote her Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation (1863), and whose harsh, critical description of plantation/slave life, plus her own indiscretions offended several prominent Americans, and which the English public quite adored. An ad in back of Vol. II includes first appearance of Frankenstein also published by Carey, Lea & Blanchard. Period cloth rebacked with paper spine labels.