Folio, pp. 175, , with captions and a bio-bibliography at the end; buff cloth, lettered in olive-green; a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.
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First edition, with a short essay by Boubat. Humanity is central to Boubat’s joyful street photography, which has echoes of Cartier-Bresson and Doisneau; ‘Each photo is my first photo’, his introduction baldly states.
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QUEEN VICTORIA’S HIGHLAND JOURNALS, INSCRIBED TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, WITH A LETTER VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain.
Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861. To which are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions. Edited by Arthur Helps. Second Edition.
In 1842, Victoria and Albert made their first visit to Scotland, and Victoria recorded in her journal that ‘Albert says [that Dalkeith is] very German-looking’ (Leaves, p. 13); ‘[t]here could be no higher praise, and Victoria’s love affair with Scotland, which long survived her husband, began’ (ODNB). Following further visits to Scotland in 1844 and 1847, in 1848 Victoria and Albert bought Balmoral, and rebuilt it between 1853 and 1855: ‘Balmoral provided privacy in abundance and, for Victoria, a kind of freedom unavailable elsewhere [...] Victoria and Albert embraced Scottishness wholeheartedly. Balmoral was bedecked in tartan, the children were dressed in kilts, and the whole family took to highland pursuits. They made expeditions (some in transparent incognito) to local beauty spots, climbed and rode in the mountains, attended the local highland games, and rowed on the loch. Albert studied Gaelic, hunted, shot, and fished; Victoria followed, often taking her sketchbooks with her’ (ODNB).
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