Dawn Island a Tale by Harriet Martineau. Page 18. Written by the National Anti Corn Law Bazaar May. 1845.Dawn Island.
Uncut before binding. Proof. In pencil at bottom Engraved by Jo Barlow for Stephenson.
Frontispiece and title page to Dawn Island by Harriet Martineau. It is a tale that depicts the confrontations between a native island tribe and white British traders. Martineau (1802-76), writer and journalist, undertook an American tour in 1834-6 and her works include 'Society in America' (1837). 'By inheritance a political radical and dedicated dissenter', in George Eliot's estimation she was 'the only English woman that possesses thoroughly the art of writing'.
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