Bush Flowers from Australia. By a Daughter of the Soil
London, James Nisbet, .
Small quarto, viii, 152 pages plus a hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard.
Original burgundy sand-grain cloth, stamped in blind and gilt; edges bevelled; cloth flecked and a little scuffed and marked; one very small area of insect damage to the front endpapers; tissue guard beginning to separate; a few further trifling signs of use; in all, a very presentable copy.
Verse and several essays; not least, 'The Last Page of a Tale that is Told' (11 pages), describing the last meeting she had with her friend Robert O'Hara Burke... 'I think I was the last lady-friend he ever spoke to in Victoria'. With the pencilled ownership signature of naturalist and author Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954) on the front pastedown.