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1 Butler, Frances Anne Fanny Kemble. Journal.

In Two Volumes. London: John Murray, 1835. First edition (NCBEL v.3, 530). Original green embossed cloth (a leafy pattern) and red leather labels, gilt, all edges uncut, vii, 313, a leaf of ads; iv, 287. The journal begins in August, 1832 as the actress boards a ship bound for America with her famous actor father, Charles Kemble, to do a series of performances. It ends with their passage into Canada in July, 1833 at Niagara Falls. Fanny Kemble married Pierce Butler in Philadelphia in June, 1834, and her father returns to England alone a few days later. Some wear, edges dust-soiled. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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2 Kemble, Frances Anne. Record of a Girlhood.

London: Richard Bentley, 1879. First edition, third printing, in three volumes, complete. Contemporary green half morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt, and yellow-green printed cloth - a floral pattern. From the famous English acting family, Fanny Kemble established her fame while very young. Her marriage to Pierce Butler, an American who had inherited several southern plantations and hundreds of slaves, produced two daughters but was unhappy - they separated in the 1840's. She was famous for her beauty - Thomas Sully painted her portrait - her writings, and her one-woman readings of Shakespeare, which produced an excellent income. She was the grandmother of novelist Owen Wister. A little rubbing to some edges, a lovely, Very Good copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 Kemble, Frances Anne Fanny. Records of Later Life.

London: Richard Bentley, 1882. Three volumes, complete. Second edition (printing), same year as the first. Original green cloth, gilt, ruled in blind, 288, 295, 422 pp. Gift inscription dated 1928 in each volume. Some wear, stray marks, light foxing. A Good copy. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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