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xvii, + 344pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour, and 1 x 8 page b/white, unpaginated plate-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated (front: 'Self-portrait', Georgiana McCrae, 1824; rear: Georgiana's paintbox, photograph, State Library of Victoria) card wrapper softly creased on rear panel. Brenda Niall's fascinating biography of Georgiana Huntly McCrae, illegitimate daughter of a Scottish duke, professional portrait painter in 1820's Edinburgh and settler's wife in early Melbourne. Drawing on much unpublished material - letters, diaries and other manuscripts - to present a remarkably talented, independent woman who lived in vastly different social worlds, contents include: Acks., Author's Note, The Gordons and the McCraes, Prologue: 'Dreams and Dissolving Views', 15 chapters, Epilogue, Catalogue of the Plates, Notes, Bibliography, index. Book weight approx. 665g.
Title: GEORGIANA: A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, Painter, Diarist, Pioneer. With a Catalogue of the Plates by Caroline Clemente.
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 1996
ISBN Number: 0522847439
ISBN Number 13: 9780522847437
Book Condition: Very good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 013332
Keywords: Georgiana McCrae, 1804-1890, Pioneers, Victoria Australia, Melbourne, Biography, Painters, Women Painters, Clemente, Caroline Coffey