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T[EESDALE]., M[aria].

Edited by Her Children.

pp. (iv) blanks, viii, (ix-x), (11)-99, (iii) Poems, (i) Imprint, (v) blank. Portrait frontispiece and 5 lithographed plates. Green cloth with gilt single-line border around the front board, title in gilt within the border, all edges gilt, inscription - 'By Mrs. Teesdale mother of M. Teesdale.' A very nice copy of a scarce title.

*The five plates show the houses in which Maria Teesdale had lived, each one fronting a section of poetry written when living at those houses. The final group of four poems were written at DOWNE HALL [not House, the Darwin's home], KENT, 1876-1882, and has a fine lithograph of the house, printed in a light chocolate tint [as are all the others]. One of these four poems is a eulogy to her typewriter - 'On being asked the Price of my Type-Writer'. See FREEMAN Charles Darwin A Companion, page 272 - Teesdale was on the 'Personal Friends Invited' list for Darwin's funeral. COPAC lists the BL copy only.

Printed for Private Circulation [by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh and London].

Date Published: 1888. 8vo. in 4s.

Stock No. 56756

Price: 150.00