Life of Lord Lawrence inscribed by Florence Nightingale
R. Bosworth Smith
This is a 2 volume biography of Lord Lawrence (John Laird Mair Lawrence 1811 to 1879) published by Smith Elder & Co. in 1883. Illustrated with the frontispiece (as shown in the image but under the glassine) and a map of the Punjab in vol.1. In vol. 2 it is illustrated with another frontispiece engraving and a map of Delhi. He served as Viceroy in India. He was born in Derry in 1811.
Volume 1 has an extensive handwritten presentation inscription by Florence Nightingale. The books are from the Whatstandwell Coffee Room library and have been presented by Florence. They are bound in black leather to the spine and corners with raised bands. There are gilt bands to the binding and spine with gilt presentation on the front. The endpapers are marbled and have a library stamp pasted down. There is an occasional ink stamp from the library within. The 2 volumes are in good clean condition though the map of the Punjab has been torn and repaired with sellotape in places. Otherwise these 2 vols. are in good condition.