MARTINEAU, HARRIET. (1802-1876). English essayist, novelist, journalist, and economic and historical writer who was prominent among English intellectuals of the 19th Century; one of the first female writers to support herself by her own talent; considered the first female sociologist; observed a link between slavery and the oppression of women’s rights; considered one of the first feminists. A CDV of Martineau depicted in old age, seated in a chair. Facsimile signature under her image. No photographer’s imprint. Rather scarce.