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Sister Eva [believed to be Lückes, Eva Charlotte Ellis. 1854 - 1919 - Matron to the London Hospital]
Bemrose & Sons, 1890. 1st Edition. xx, 102, xxi - xxxviii pp. Roman numbered pages filled with adverts for medicinal, health-related products, trusses and foods. Frontispiece albumen photograph of Sister Eva. Facsimile inscription underneath. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 8vo. 7-3/8" x 4-7/8". Original publisher's red cloth binding with black & gilt stamping. Slight lean. Spine sunned, with binding cloth showing wear & soiling, with, perhaps, some moisture exposure. Age-toning to paper. The occasional dog-earred leaf corner. About Very Good. Autobiographical memoir by Sister Eva, wherein the volume's preface she states "This little volume is sent out with the hope that it will afford a means of gaining an insight not only into the work of a nurse, but into the character of the nurses themselves.... During my career both as Hospital and Private Nurse, I have been stuck with the fact that the public know so little of us ... thie idea in publishing this little volume ... [is] to give its readers an insight in the Life of a Nurse, her time, and how it is spent." OCLC records just 5 holding institutions, none in the US. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]

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