Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest. Now First Published From Official Records & Other Authentic Documents, Private As Well As Public.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1857. Eight vols., 8vo., xxiii, -614; viii, -704; [viii], -588; [viii], -790; [viii], -703; [iv], -672; [iv], -466; [iv], -666 pp., 65 b&w plates including frontispieces, and title vignettes. Contemporary gilt paneled calf, backstrip with green and brown morocco title-strips lettered in gilt, richly gilt decoration to each panel, blind dentelles, all edges marbled, and marbled endpapers. Boards have occasional scuff mark, joints are slightly cracked, slight foxing near plates, overall a very good set sumptuously bound. A new edition, revised and greatly augmented, from the first edition published in 1840-48. These biographies were very popular during their time, and important in establishing interest in womens history.
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