# 3339

LOVIOT, Fanny Mme.

[MARITIME; CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH] De chinesiske sjöröfvarne: Reseminnen.

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Öfvers. från franskan af M.Wester. Gefle [Gavle], Sweden : Hjalmar  Ewerlöf, [1865]. Octavo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled red cloth (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine with gilt ornament and lettering (head with small amount of loss), original owner's inscription to free-endpaper dated 1865, [4], 126 pp, a good copy. Text in Swedish.

Swedish translation of Madame Loviot's dramatic travel memoir Les pirates chinois : ma captivité dans les mers de la Chine (1854) which appeared in English as A lady's captivity among Chinese pirates in the Chinese seas (1858). Before sailing to China, Loviot had initially travelled from France to California via Cape Horn in 1852. The second and third of ten chapters are devoted to her time in California at the height of the gold rush. She visits San Francisco, Sacramento, Shasta City, Weaverville and Fort Sutter amongst other places, and records her impressions of the 'melting pot' society of the time. Her commentary includes observations on Chinese immigrants, Native Americans and African Americans.

Unrecorded in Australian collections.