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Catlow, Agnes and Maria E.

SKETCHING RAMBLES;

Or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines. James Hogg and Sons N.d. c.[1861].
1st Ed. 2 vols. xii + [i] + 374pp. + viii + [i] + 368pp. 1 colour litho. frontiss. [only of 2], and 16 sepia litho. plates by Day & Son [only of 18]. Ex-Mechanics Lib. with ink stamps to t.ps. recto and verso of plates and occasional margins, some light browning, amateur rebind in modern half leather with marbled boards, gilt motifs and gilt lettered labels to spines. Robinson Wayward Women 'Armed with their sketch-books, the Catlow sisters, natural historians both, set out for the Alps ... exploring the gentler slopes of Switzerland and Italy. Their illustrations are gentle, delicate landscapes; it is a very seemly book, this, written to encourage other in similar maidenly circumstances to travel too'.
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