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The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

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I bought this charming book for its beautiful month by month illustrations on vellum coloured pages. August, watercolor of "Thrush feeding on the berries of the Rowan or Mountain Ash (Pyrus aucuparia). In 1906, Edith Holden recorded in words and images the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy. Binding and cover condition: Quarter bound, gilt title to brown cloth spine strip with cream paper covered boards. Alongside darling watercolours of the nature which she observed in her local area, Holden recorded fragments of her favourite poems by the likes of Burns, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Barrett Browning, and personal observations. Lavishly illustrated with Edith Holden's superb watercolour drawings and packed with information on the fauna and flora of over a hundred years ago.However, when it arrived, the cover was in different shades of colour loss - looks like parts were faded by the sun. This book really does inspire and make you really appreciate all the little things that mother nature provides and offers us. This fantastic pack contains six double sided book pages from "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" by Edith Holden. On the back there is a small bit of information on the book about Edith Holden (the Edwardian Lady) witch was mainly focused on two parts of her life, the Diary and her death but is only done on the back cover short. It is thoughtfully reproduced in it's original diary form which adds authenticity to this charming, historical and informative book.

This fine, hand-embroidery technique is back once again in the luxury market, and in recent years has mostly been developed overseas, due to the high costs. Holden’s drawings of flowers and foliage are perfectly precise, as are her depictions of different bird species, and their eggs. And, you might have noticed, I purposely did not Americanize the words in my review that she used in her memoir. She wrote about the weather, what she witnessed while out on her walks or, simply, she just expressed her feelings.After attending art school, she worked as an illustrator, with her drawings (often of animals) being published in several books. The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady Slim Diary for 2024 features Edith Holden's beautiful and delicately observed watercolours. Also, she painted beautiful watercolors watercolours with warm browns, cool blues, muted greens and rich tints of purple. The collection of seasonal observations, poetry, and pictures of birds, plants, and insects—which was never even considered for publication when it was composed—had the nostalgic charm of a vanished world seven decades later.

Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab .This beautifully packaged facsimile of Edith Holden’s original diary is filled with a naturalist’s masterful paintings and delightful observations chronicling the English countryside throughout 1906. First Name * Please enter a First Name Please enter a valid First Name, the maximum length is 50 characters. I've enjoyed reading the spring entries, comparing and contrasting her early English spring to my delayed American Northwoods one.

In her own hand and accompanied with her beautiful and delicately observed watercolours, this book revels in the passing of the seasons. But as I've been skimming the written entries, I've been delighted by other details as well, such as the author's beautiful handwriting (in straight lines! Ernest left for the studio at St James's Palace and Edith said that she would probably go down to the river later to see the University crews practicing. On June 7th, she observes: ‘There is a fine show of wild roses… In many places the hedges are festooned with wreathes of Black Bryony and Honeysuckle.The family lived in the small village of Olton in Warwickshire and it was there that she wrote and illustrated the book. She watched the sun set with a deep crimson color colour; it appeared to be a "huge fire-balloon suspended against a curtain of grey cloud". I try to choose flora and objects (both faux and actual) to at least partially echo those depicted in the illustrations. You need to look at her published album 'in the flesh': feel the smoothness of the pages, notice her handwriting and appreciate, first-hand, her artwork. L'accuratezza dei particolari colpisce sia per quanto riguarda le illustrazione che la parte descrittiva.

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