Books  General Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel 

Duchess of Curiosities: The Life of Margaret, Duchess of Portland

Biography / Memoir

By: Rebecca Stott

44 pages, photos

The Harley Gallery

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #163902
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€14 approx

About this book

Margaret Cavendish had a serious and philosophical desire to understand and record the natural world. To this end she assembled The Portland Museum. This exhibition catalogue celebrates her extraordinary life; daughter of a great collector; friend to poets, philosophers, scholars and Royalty; patron of Captain Cook; owner of the largest natural history collection in 18th century Britain; owner of the Portland Vase and creator of vast botanical gardens and a zoo.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Treasure Islands

NHBS Price: £24.99 £29.99 (Save £5.00) $32/€30 approx

Where the Wild Thyme Blew

NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

NHBS Special Offer Price: £6.99 £8.99 (Save £2.00) $9/€8 approx (ends 31/05/2017)

The Great Soul of Siberia

NHBS Special Offer Price: £6.99 £9.99 (Save £3.00) $9/€8 approx (ends 31/05/2017)

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194