Autographs of Illustrious and Distinguished Women of Great Britain from the XIVth to the XIXth Century.
"Collected and Copied in Fac-simile from Original Documents." 36 plates. Table of Contents, dedication to Queen Victoria. Some plates have several facsimiles. Oversized volume of over 150 autographs, many accompanies by letter or extract. A section on Women of Genius and Learning from George III and IV time period includes many familiar authors famous in 1838, but not Jane Austen. Hand scripted dedication in front to Edward Jesse, Esq [1780-1868, an author of books on natural history] "with the Author's best respect." Spine is peeling much of it chipped off, hinges almost gone. Brown cloth cover soiled and worn through in a few areas. Corners bumped. Very light foxing on some pages, most pages clean. J. Netherclift's Lithographic Office, London. 1838. USED. $65.00