A Strange Career: Life and Adventures of John Gladwyn Jebb by His Widow
Place Published: Edinburgh and London
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Date Published: 1895
Edition: Fifth edition
Book Id: 37160
271pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Gray cloth over boards with black, gray, and white ink stamped lettering and decorative stamping on the spine and front cover. Blue endpapers. Very good. The extremities are mildly bumped, rubbed and soiled. There is a small stain on the bottom edge of the text block, and there is a brief numerical notation on the front pastedown. The pages are browned, and have very sporadic light stains. The preliminary and terminal pages are lightly foxed.
Fifth edition, with illustrations by John Wallace. "He [John Gladwyn Jebb] was not suited to the life that fell to his lot, at least not to the commercial side of it, for an adventurer- using the term in its best sense- he must always have been. He was too sanguine, too romantic, too easily deluded by others, and too mystical- a curious vein of mysticism was one of his most striking characteristics- for this nineteenth century." - H. Rider Haggard