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NORTH, MARIANNE: - Recollections of a Happy Life. Being the Autobiography of Marianne North. Edited by Her Sister Mrs. John Addington Symonds. Two volumes. New York and London, 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.
EUR 300.00 [Appr.: US$ 343.88 | £UK 264 | JPą 38674] Book number 99116

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