A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird, a Remarkable Victorian Traveller :: Pat Barr soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Secker & Warburg, 1970, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; List of sources;
From the cover: Since the original publication of A Curious Life for a Lady in 1970, interest in the handful of pioneering Victorian women who fought for an independent way of life has steadily increased. This makes the re-issue of the only full-length modern biography of the indefatigable traveller, Isabella Bird, particularly timely. For Isabella Bird, travel was the result of a rebellious inner compulsion that made her unable to endure the limiting conventions of her respectable middle-class background. So she journeyed, usually alone, and in conditions of appalling…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the flaps. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 347 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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