Grace Darling And Her Times.

SMEDLEY, CONSTANCE (MRS MAXWELL ARMFIELD).

£45.00

Publisher

Hurst and Blackett, Ltd.

Place

London

Date

1932

Synopsis

With foreword by commander stephen king-hall. with 24 illustrations and map.

Item Description

Large 8vo. 488 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, gilt block of grace Darling's initials on front boards. Some wear to extremities and tears to edges of 4 pages at front, not affecting text. Traces of foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Supplier's stamp on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 16 pages of plates, including portrait frontispiece and by text figure. Map on front pastedown endpaper. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Scarce first edition of this detailed account of the life and times of Grace Darling (1815-42), Victorian lifeboat heroine of the wreck of the Forfarshire, 1838. It includes a detailed account of her subsequent fame and reputation. Constance Smedley (1876-1941) was an artist, playwright and prolific author and founder of the Lyceum Clubs for women.

[Stock No. 27109]

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