BITS OF TRAVEL by H. H. (Americana) 1872
BITS OF TRAVEL. By H. H. (Helen Hunt Jackson), James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1872.
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885) was orphaned as a child and raised by her aunt. Jackson was sent to private schools and formed a lasting childhood friendship with Emily Dickinson. At the age of 21, she married Lieutenant Edward Bissell Hunt and together they had two sons. Jackson began writing poetry only after the early deaths of her husband and both sons. Jackson published five collections of poetry, including Verses (1870) and Easter Bells (1884), as well as children’s literature and travel books, often using the pseudonyms “H.H.,” “Rip van Winkle,” or “Saxe Holm.”Blind stamped brown cover with gilt title and chocolate endpapers. Top spine shift and a lightly rubbed cover and a slightly shaken binding. About6 x 4-1/2 with 304 pages.