Inner hinges are cracked or mostly cracked. Books are slightly cocked. Front covers are slightly spotted and the corners are rounded. Front free endpaper of volume one has been trimmed away. ; In two volumes. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Recollections Of A Happy Life Being The ...
Publication Date: 1892
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description 1894, 1894. Pp. viii, 352; (vi), 343. With 2 portraits, one double-page map, three other maps and one plate of the "Marianne North Gallery" in the Royal Gardens at Kew. Publisher's green cloth, title printed in gilt on spines and with plants 'Nepenthes Northiana' in gilt on covers. Old ownership inscription. First published in 1892. Marianne North became one of the most famous and loved Victorian Lady Travellers. For fifteen years she travelled all around the world aiming to paint as many tropical plants and flowers as she could in their own natural habitat. Her favourite places for painting were Borneo, Ceylon, Jamaica, and the Seychelles. In 1882 the North Gallery was opened in the Kew Gardens with her collection of paintings. Middleton, Victorian Lady Travellers, pp. 54-71. Robinson p. 146. Seller Inventory # 99116