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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains - Isabella L. Bird

The Folio Society, 1989, Hardback in Slip Case ..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Reprint. [First: 1988 Thus] From the introduction: “The timing — 1873 — was perfect. Had Isabella Bird landed in San Francisco five years later she would have found, as she observed in a note to the third edition of this book, that ‘log cabins are fast giving place to frame houses, and the footprints of elk and big-horn may be searched for in vain on the dewy grass of Estes Park’. But had she arrived ten years earlier, even Miss Bird could not have ridden 800 miles alone through the Rocky Mountains. There would have been no horses to hire or buy, nowhere to shelter from blizzards, nothing to eat, no one of whom to ask directions. Somehow she might have achieved her ambition, but the logistics would have been constricting and she was not a great organiser.”

Size: 10" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 176
Introduction: Dervla Murphy

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