London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1871. 1st edition. viii, , 340 pp. Contents: A Wedding Story; A Stupid Story; A Scotch Story; A Man's Story. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". Publisher's original terra cotta cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine; light brown eps. Light shelfwear. Minor wear to spine crown. A VG+ copy. Item #47083
Barker [later Broome] was a world traveller, journalist & novelist, born in Jamaica, educated in England, and subsequently living in a variety of places about the globe. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English describes her as "witty, humorous, totally sure of equality with her husband or any men she meets..." Her works widely read during her lifetime, with a number of her titles still in print.
This particular title by this prominent 19th C. lady author somewhat uncommon on the market [e.g., at the time of cataloguing, we see no other copies offered].