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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: MAXWELL, CHRISTABEL. (MARGARET GATTY AND JULIANA HORATIA EWING.) Title: Mrs Gatty and Mrs Ewing.
Description: Constable, London, (1949), Ist edition.. 256 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontixpiece, 6 plates. "Margaret Gatty and Juliana Horatia Ewing were mother and daughter. Christabel Maxwell is a grand-daughter of Mrs Gatty and a niece of Mrs Ewing. This biography of two remarkable (Victorian) women (authors), based on letters and diaries seen by no one these last fifty years and hitherto never fully utilised, can therefore fairly claim to be a 'standard family biography' in the completest form. Mrs Gatty..was a naturalist of repute, the founder and editor of 'Aunt Judy's Magazine' and the author..of five series of 'Parables from Nature'..Mrs Ewing..(was) one of the best-loved writers of books for children. 'The Brownies', 'Lob-lie-by-the-f i r e', 'Jackanapes', 'Jan of the Windmill, 'Daddy Darwin's Dovecot' - these and half a dozen other stories are an inablienable part of the childhood memories of most persons of fifty or more years of age.." Light edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny to small closed tears - some with creases, light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear panel, waterstain at bottom of spine, a f ew small light water marks on spine, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. VG/G+.
Keywords: Margaret Gatty, Juliana Horatia Ewing, English Authors, Women, Brownies, Jackanapes, Victorian, Children's Books, Aunt Judy's Magazine, Ecclesfield, Letters, Diaries.
Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 13481
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