(1866) · Boston
First edition. The American missionary Fidelia Fiske (also spelt "Fisk") sailed to Persia in 1843 to serve the Nestorian Christians of Persia where she mastered the Syriac language and established a highly regarded school. She became well-respected for her missionary work that slowly helped improve the lives of Persian women.
Published two years after her death, Fiske's Recollections demonstrates her admiration for Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women's education and founder of Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary where Fiske graduated in 1842.
Provenance: On front free endpaper, the signature of M. Anderson. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine and edges faded. Light foxing to endpapers and frontispiece's tissue guard. A few page edges appear untrimmed. => Overall a very good copy. (Inventory #: 37783)