A Vision of Eden The Life and Work of Marianne North
Webb and Bower, 1980. Reprint. A very good copy only marked by the signs of a removed sticker from the front pastedown. The d/w is unclipped and bright with some edge wear.
Tidy copy, dustjacket has a couple of smaller rips and former owner name on fep.
Marianne North set off in 1871 on her first expedition to make a pictorial record of the tropical and exotic plants of the world. The results of her wanderings were her astonishing collection of over 800 paintings, now housed in the Marianne North Gallery at Kew. She had an remarkable eye for detail, and she emerges through her work as strong-willed, sometimes prejudiced, but always humorous and kind-hearted; an extraordinary example of the Victorian pioneering spirit.