Book Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xi, [i], 84, incl. one map + b/w frontis and three plates. Original pictorial purple cloth, lettered in black and illustrated in yellow. Spine and edges sunned, head of spine frayed, bruising and wear to extremities and joints. Offsetting to endpapers, “Stoke Row Chapel Library” in pencil to ffep, toned, a few spots and stains, pencil scoring throughout. A robust and well-handled copy of Hall’s heartfelt and celebratory memoir of the “grave, grey Lady”, published in the centenary of Nightingale’s birth (“Well has London chosen you as one of the few women besides Queens to stand effigy in a public place! Hail and farewell!”). Good-only. Jisc LHD lists copies in the five British legal deposit libraries, plus the London Library, Royal College of Nursing, Royal Society of Medicine and Wellcome Libraries. Scarce in the trade.
Dealer Notes
“In this very restricted account, I have tried to present her [Nightingale’s] work as a whole and not as a spasm—I have tried to show her as the Patient Preparer, the Woman in the Gap, the Public Idol, the first Pre-Y.M.C.A. Champion of the soldier’s rights to recreation, the Unrelenting Fellow-worker, the Sanitary Reformer, the “Passionate Statistician,” the Founder of Scientific Nursing, the Inspirer of the Geneva Convention, the Pleader of the Poor Law Victims at Home, the Friend of the Indian Peasant, and not least, the Loving Heart, the Adored Friend, and the humble, self-analysing, self-mortifying Mystic.” (Introduction)
With printed dedication “To Elsie Maud Inglis, whose Crimea was Serbia, but whose post-war work is in another world”; Inglis had died in 1917.

One of a trio of SPCK’s rare ‘Pioneers of Progress: Women’ titles (issued in paper at 2s. 6d. and cloth at 3s. 6d.), which also celebrated Elsie Inglis (see our copy) and Dorothea Beale.
[ref: 2415]
Author HALL, Eleanor Frances.
Date 1920
Publisher London & New York: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge & The Macmillan Company
Condition Good-only

Price: £100.00

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