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1857 Live of Illustrious Women of England by J Tillotson / Thomas Holmes, London / Twelve Super Engraved Portraits / All Edges Gilt

1857 Live of Illustrious Women of England by J Tillotson / Thomas Holmes, London / Twelve Super Engraved Portraits / All Edges Gilt

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In good condition, here is a fascinating antique book of women's biographies. Lives of Illustrious Women of England or Biographical Treasury Containing Memoirs of Royal, Noble and Celebrated British Females of the Past and Present Day by J Tillotson. Undated but would have been published in 1857 by Thomas Holmes, London. With twelve super copper engraved plates (see photos). 

Contents: Queen Victoria; Mrs Elizabeth Fry; Queen Elizabeth; Joanna Baillie; Lady Jane Grey; Frances Burney; Anne Boleyn; The Duchess of Kent; Hannah More; Queen Adelaide; Mrs SC Hall; Mary Queen of Scots; Lady Morgan; Countess of Buckinghamshire; Lady Grizel Baillie; Jane Seymour; Mrs Piozzi; The Countess of Coventry; Charlotte Smith; Queen Caroline; Lady Rachael Russell; Lady Georgiana Russell; Lady Huntingdon; Mrs Hemans; Mrs Bunyan; Lady A Gower; Katherine Parr.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound. Has an Ex Libris bookplate on the front free endpaper where there is also the indent from erased pencil in the top corner. Otherwise very smart indeed with no other markings of previous ownership and no real spotting or tanning. All edges are shiny gilt. The engraved plates are in super condition, with their original tissue guards.

Bright red boards have intricate blind stamping to the front and back, and gilt decoration to the front and spine. Again in good condition. With some rubbing to the corners and also to the spine ends. With chipping and a small amount of loss to the head of the spine. Has some splitting to the surface red joints of the spine, but not effecting the binding of the book which is really tight and strong with no cracked hinges. The red and gold have remained lovely and bright and this is an attractive book.

Your antique copy of the Lives of Illustrious Women of England will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 21 cm X 14 cm, 304 pages, 0.5 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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