Sunday, June 14, 2009

67. The Life of Isabella Bird

By:  Anna M. Stoddart
Rated 4 Stars
From:  Inter Library Loan

The book cover I show and the product  description below are from a more recent addition, available on  The book I received was printed in 1908 and I am amazed that the Blackstone Memorial Library of Branford, CN actually allowed a book that was printed 100 and 1 years ago to go out on Interlibrary Loan.

Naturally the writing was dated, and in the over sentimental style of the Victorians.  Still it was a remarkable story of a woman of many accomplishments and great physical courage.  I had not realized from reading the book about her travels in the Rocky Mountains that she was in such poor physical health.  She suffered all her life from a very painful spinal condition and never let it slow her down one little bit as she traveled all over the world, sometimes in the most primitive conditions.  My hat's off to her.

Product Description
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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