Leaves from the Journal of our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861QUEEN VICTORIA
To which are prefixed and added extracts from the same journal giving an account of earlier visits to Scotland, and tours in England and Ireland, and yachting excursions.
London: Smith, Elder and Co.. 1868.
Inscribed by Queen Victoria (Windsor Castle, March 21 1881) to Lord Thurlow.
Edited by Arthur Helps. Second edition. 8vo. (210 by 155mm) [xviii], 315pp. Contemporary green cloth with bevelled edges and gilt decoration and lettering to covers and spine. All edges gilt. Front and rear covers are decorated with gilt antlers. Some fading and wear to the spine and cracks to the hinge but otherwise an excellent copy with no markings to the contents.
Leaves from the Journals is a collection of entries from Queen Victoria’s diaries taken from the period of her marriage to Prince Albert. Although it concentrates on the Queen’s travels in Scotland, it also contains entries relating to visits to other parts of the British Isles. Set into the text are copies of Queen Victoria’s own drawings used to illustrate stories and observations from the journals.
The book is inscribed to Lord Thurlow. Thurlow was the fifth Baron Thurlow (from a distinguished line of lawyers and politicians). He served as Paymaster General in Gladstone’s short-lived 1886 administration. He was also the High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.