A vision of Eden. The life and work of Marianne North. Preface by Professor J.P.M.Brenan. Foreword by Anthony Huxley. Biographical note by Brenda E.Moon.
Exeter, Webb & Bower (and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew) 1993 (”fourth impression”).
4to. 240pp, many colour ills from drawings by Marianne North. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Jill Allibone’s copy, with acquisition date 11 Dec 1996.
New edition of the autobiography of the intrepid botanic illustrator Marianne North (1830-1890), originally published posthumously in 1893 as Recollections of a Happy Life. It is based on her journals of travels in Egypt, Ceylon, India, Japan, Borneo, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States, and in this edition is illustrated throughout by her own surviving watercolour drawings.