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Book Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo, pp. xix, [1], 338 + 34 b/w plates. Original green cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped bamboo motif to upper board. Top edge gilt. Bruising and wear to spine ends and corners, spine rubbed. Photograph showing two women in nursing uniform, inscribed with: “May Lamington & Grisell,” tipped in to front pastedown, light offsetting to ffep, plus PO inscription in sepia pen and the same hand: ‘“Each of us has so much to give/ that we never meet in Vain, and/ so much to receive that we part/ with thanks” - Carmen Sylva.’ Newspaper clipping, ‘Scottish Society Wedding,’ announcing the marriage of Grisell and Lieutenant-Commander Hastings at Lamington Chapel laid in. Foxed, else, clean and tight. A pleasing copy of Tibbits’ genre-crossing second book. Jisc LHD lists eight British and Irish holdings (BL, Bodleian, UoCambridge, UoExeter, NLW/LGC, NLS, UoSwansea & TCD)
Dealer Notes
Despite having some significance to the theosophical movement in India – a Mrs Walter Tibbits Memorial Library was erected in Benares – the Anglo-Irish Hindu-convert is almost wholly absent from popular histories of Theosophy. Like Annie Besant and Bertram Keightley, Cathlyn Pepper Tibbits studied under Gyanandra Nath Chakravati, and published a number of travelogue-cum-theosophical treatises, which were widely reviewed, as well as writing a series for the Canadian Theosophist. Yet, the dates of her life remain elusive (and even her first names appear blurry: she is also listed at ‘Kate Ellen’ in library catalogues); the mask of ‘Mrs Walter Tibbits’ only slips here to reveal that she is a descendent of the Peppers of Ballygarth: the topic of her first chapter.
Author TIBBITS, Mrs. Walter; [LAMINGTON, Lady Mary;] [COCHRANE-BAILLIE, Hon. Grisell]
Date 1912
Publisher London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd

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