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- DescriptionMary Delany (nee Granville, 1700-88) is best kwn for her cut-paper illustrations of plants - she completed nearly 1,000 of these botanical pictures. Widowed after an unhappy first marriage, she lived in London, attended court, and was a favourite of George III and Queen Charlotte. After being widowed for a second time, and at the age of 74, she began her plant illustrations: failing eyesight caused her to abandon them in 1784. Delany knew many of the leading cultural figures of the eighteenth century, including Handel and Swift. An enthusiastic correspondent, she wrote and received hundreds of letters, which were edited by her great-great-niece, Lady Llaver (1802-96). Published in 1861-2, they tell the life story of this remarkable woman, while also providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of Georgian England. Volume 3 contains letters from 1751 to 1761, when Delany and her husband lived mostly in Ireland.
- Author(s)Mary Delany
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication29/10/2011
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note4 b/w illus.
- Weight820 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Edited byAugust Hall
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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