Liverpool / London: A. Holden, 48, Church Street / Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1865. 1st Edition (Bishop & Goldie 14). ASSOCIATION COPY. 103, [1 (blank)] pp. Frontispiece, lithograph of the Liverpool School. Plan of the School. Map of Districts, p. 103. 8vo. 8-3/8" x 5-3/8". Original publisher's flexible bright blue cloth binding with gilt stamping to front cover (professionally rebacked). Pale yellow eps. General wear to binding. Two early ownership signatures to front pastedown, the first 1866, with Verny's underneath, dated Dec 26, 1903. Tipped into the ffep, a mss note entitled "Extracts from letter of Sir Harry Verney's", wherein he extolls the advantages of the Nightingale plan, vis-a-vis, the Liverpool School. A VG copy of an uncommon Nightingale publication. Item #50442
Ruth Florence Verney was Florence Nightingale's god-daughter, the Verney family being closely connected to Nightingale by work, and by the marriage of her sister, Parthenope, to Sir Harry Verney.