Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., 1890. 8vo (8 in, 20.3 cm). 825 pp.; frontis. port. "The Only Complete English Edition" of Journal de Marie Bashkirtseff was initially published in 1889.
Marie Bashkirtseff (1860-1884) was a brilliantly multi-faceted Ukrainian-French painter who exhibited at the Paris Salon and dreamed of founding an art school for women. She confides her life in 20,000 handwritten pages: "If this book is not exact, absolute, strict truth, it has no reason for being... I tell everything, everything, everything." - preface. Bashkirtseff has inspired prominent diarists, women's rights activists, and many others with the universal appeal of her journal.
OCLC. Schiff, Portrait of a Young Genius: vernonpress com/book/240. Publisher's light green and brown gilt-decorated and lettered binding. Top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece of author. Light brown floral endpapers. Readership: light signature of Grace E. Maxon to front fly-leaf. Spine caps lightly rubbed, upper front joint with small spot, pages margins lightly age-toned. Remarkably well-preserved, tight, and clean. Near Fine. Item #1145