London: John Murray, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables (1); Maps;
From the cover: Before her first journey, no one would have guessed that Isabella Bird would become the heroine of Victorian travel. A middle-aged spinster on the Isle of Mull, she suffered from neuralgia pain in my bones, pricking like pins and needles in my limbs, excruciating nervousness, exhaustion, inflamed eyes, sore throat, swelling of the gland behind each ear, stupidity. She was too frail to hold up her head without a steel support, and could barely stomach broth. Nonplussed, her doctors packed her off to the Pacific, the antipodean version of the spas of Switzerland, hoping for a cure.
Once there, her transformation was dramatic. S…
Very Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (ix) 356 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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