TRAVERS, Rosalind. Letters from Finland. August, 1908 - March, 1909. London, Kegan Paul etc, 1911.
8vo. Original olive-green cloth, lettered and ornamented in gilt; pp. xi, 404, 8 (advertisements); highly illustrated with plates and one folding map; binding a little worn, endpapers with spotting due to offsetting from binder's glue; otherwise good.
First edition of this collection of letters sent back to England by this progressive Edwardian lady, who reports much on recent political, cultural and social developments in the young Nordic country, after it had gained semi-independence from the Russian Empire. Rosalind Travers was born in 1874 and grew up amongst the established clergy in Arundel. She soon found out that writing and travelling is the way forward and out of these circles. She moved towards socialism, and met Henry Mayers Hyndman, the founder of the Social Democratic Foundation, at a Social Democratic rally in 1909. In 1914 she married him.