Item #28145 Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen. Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland.
Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen
Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen
Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen
Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen

Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest. Embellished with Portraits of Every Queen

London: Published for Henry Colburn, by his Successors, Hurst and Blackett, 1854. Very Good. Item #28145

London: Published for Henry Colburn, by his Successors, Hurst and Blackett, 1854. Fourth Edition, "with all the late improvements." Eight volumes; octavos; contemporary dark maroon quarter calf over marbled boards, spines in five compartments, leather labels and gilt decoration to spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; engraved portraits of every Queen, collated complete. Light wear to edges and joints with brief exposure to corners, bindings otherwise sound. Contemporary bookplate of James C. Spence to front pastedown of each volume, along with gift inscription to Spence in pencil. Staining to bottom edge along gutter to plates of Vols. I and II, though text and images unaffected. A Very Good and sound set.

The work of Agnes Strickland and her sister Elizabeth, though the latter preferred to remain anonymous and Agnes is listed as sole author. They relied on unpublished records, contemporary letters, and private documents for their research, and, as well as being quite popular and going into many printings, the work includes gossip and pictures of court life and the domestic sphere that were rarely included in other histories.


DNB Vol. XIX, pp. 48-50.

Price: $750.00