Eliza Brightwen. The Life And Thoughts Of A Naturalist..
Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in red dust wrapper (with publisher's advertisements on rear and inside wrapper), which has sunned spine and front edges and chips to top edge and head and tail of spine. Deckled edges. Fly leaves browned, edges spotted (occasionally) elsewhere); otherwise a very good copy. 1909 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
T. Fisher Unwin, Adelphi Terrace.,
Edited by w. h. chesson. with an introduction and epilogue by edmund gosse.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. xxxii + 215 +  pp. + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue.
Illustrated by 2 plates, including portrait frontispiece, with facsimile signature.
The main part of the book is the Autobiography, Journal (1855-1872) and Thoughts (1892-95) of the author, with an introduction and epilogue, by her nephew, the poet and critic, Edmund Gosse (1849-1928). Elizabeth Brightwen (1830-1906) was a Scottish naturalist, who carried out most of her observations and research in the woods and garden of her home, The Grove, at Stanmore. She published six books, 1890-1903, of which the best known was Inmates of my House and Garden (1895). She also developed the concept of home museums.
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