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Title:In a Great Tradition; Tribute to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, Abbess of Stanbrook
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$11.60)
Item ID:SB00-0113154
Publisher:John Murray, London, 1956
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Dust Jacket:Good
John Murray, 1956, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

preface, list of illustrations and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing Dame Laurentia McLachlan. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Red coloured boards with small gilt illustration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with dark red coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. When she died at 87, Dame Laurentia McLachlan, had spent 70 years in a cloistered environment, Benedictine nunnery. However, as George Bernard Shaw said "... an enclosed nun with an unenclosed mind." Over her many years she corresponded with many people, most notably George Bernard Shaw and Sir Sydney Cockerell, was a pioneer in the restoration of the Gregorian chant in England and was a leading at both the music and mediaeval manuscripts. This is her story. Softening of the backstrip and rubbing of the lower book edges. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges and browning to the internal text, which also shows the occasional foxing spot. Offset tanning to the endpapers and previous owner's name to the free front endpaper. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a piece missing from the top backstrip edge. Sunning to the backstrip and there is browning of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (4), V-XI, (5), 3-313, (1) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 0113154.
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