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Newbigin, Marion I. | Ordnance Survey Maps

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  • The rare first edition, and an unusually nice copy, of this popular work on ordnance survey maps by a female geographer.

    Author Marion Isabel Newbigin (1869-1934) was “a strong feminist” who earned both her bachelor’s and doctorate at the University of London and succeeded J Arthur Thompson as lecturer in biology and zoology at the School of Medicine for Women in Edinburgh (Ogilvie, Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science, p. 937). “Her studies on coloration in plants, crustaceans, and fish resulted in several publications. She became editor of the Scottish Geographical Magazine in 1902 and served until her death in 1904. “Her interests in geography were very broad, and she published widely in the area. She was an examiner in geography for many institutions and served as president of the geographical section of the British Association in 1922” (Ogilvie).

  • ...Their Meaning and Use, with Descriptions of Typical Sheets. Edinburgh & London: W. & A. K. Johnston, Limited, 1913.

    Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board, and silhouette of the British Isles to upper board, in black, floral-patterned endpapers. Frontispiece and 1 plate, 3 illustrations within the text. 1 leaf of integral as at rear. Cloth very lightly rubbed with a few faints marks and spots, spine a little rolled, light spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy.