Copy no. 1 from an edition of 15

The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, and the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.

London: Webb & Bower, 1977/1989.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

LIMITED EDITION, number 1 of 15. Signed by Holden's great niece, Rowena Scott, on the limitation page. Illustrated after Holden's watercolor illustrations. 2 vols. 4to. Copy no. 1 from an edition of 15. Bound in full green morocco, gilt-ruled covers, gilt decorated spine, gilt-decorated dentelles, marbled free endpapers, all edges gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. Matching green morocco tipped marbled paper over boards slipcase. Fine.

Item #315558

Facsimiles of two manuscript diaries from 1906, reproducing the hand-written text and watercolor illustrations from the originals. Holden, a relatively obscure illustrator of children's books, drowned accidentally in the Thames in 1920. The posthumous publication of her notebooks in 1977 and 1989 made her famous, and The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady was adapted into a biographical television series in the U.K.