Lot 647 of 766:
Florence Nightingale's Pet Owl Athena  

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Estimate:
$100 - $150

Title:
Florence Nightingale's Pet Owl Athena, a Sentimental Journey

Author:
Parthenope, Lady Verney

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Grabhorn-Hoyem

Date:
1970

Description:

Introduction by David Magee. Text illustrations by the author throughout. (8vo) 22x18 cm (8½x7"), beige and gold damask silk over boards, uncut pages. One of 300 copies.

Original prospectus laid in. A charming story about Florence Nightingale's beloved pet owl, written by her sister and published in a highly limited edition in about 1855 for private distribution. This second edition was edited by San Francisco bookseller David Magee and published on the 150th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Slight wear to boards; near fine or better.


 
Item number:
268497
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