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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson {SIGNED]


FIRST EDITION, GARRETT ANDERSON’S SIGNATURE LAID IN. 8vo, pp. 382 + colour frontis and b/w plates. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt in black panel. Bruising to spine ends and corners, a few spots and occasional marginal staining, else, clean and tight. With Garrett Anderson’s undated, clipped signature in blue-black ink laid in: “yours affly,. E G Anderson” (5 x 9.5 cm) pasted on cropped grey card (7.4 x 11.7 cm) attached with transparent corner mounts to white card (13 x 15cm), with information in two different hands, naming and describing “Mrs Garett [sic] Anderson (M.D.)”. Glue residue to top edge of original signature background. In the pictorial dust jacket: creased at edges and extremities, a little soiled, tacky residue with attendant wear to front panel. Still, a smart copy of Manton’s important biography, rare with Garrett Anderson’s signature laid in.