London: J. Watson, 1844. First UK Edn? 8vo, pp. 220 4 pages of adv. Bound in original green cloth stamped in blind on the cover, gilt title on the spine. Part of the letterpress under the author's name obscured, o/w a near fine copy. The text includes the supplemental speeches: "Address on the state of the public mind (1829), "Address containing a review of the times (1830)," "Address to young mechanics," and "Parting address, as delivered in the Bowery Theatre, to the people of New York, in June, 1830." See Sabin 105588, 105596. Item #59728
Accompanied by her sister, Wright first settled in New York City, while she attempted to establish herself as a dramatist. Frustrated by her lack of literary success, she returned to London in 1820. Upon her return to America in 1824, she became a leading figure in the agitation for woman suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Of note was her attempt to establish an experimental colony for the gradual emancipation of slaves on land purchased near Memphis, Tenn. She lived at Owen's New Harmony for some years before establishing the "Hall of Science" in New York to serve as a platform for this lecture series. -Lecture subjects include religion, knowledge, free enquiry, etc. These are the lectures of an important English thinker who came to the freedom of new world America and made an impact on our politics and social development. See NAW.