Select Female Biography; comprising memoirs of eminient British ladies, derived from original and other authentic sources. By the author of ‘The wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom displayed,’ &c. Second edition.

  • [Roberts, Mary]
  • London: Printed for Harvey and Darton 1829
  • Darton G816.


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12mo, pp. vi, [ii], 395, [1] + engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, black morocco label, other compartments tooled in gilt with decorative corner pieces. Some spotting, offsetting from frontispiece. Binding a little rubbed and marked, spine label chipped. Ink ownership inscriptions of Ann Maria Schwartz (dated 1834) and John Schwartz (dated 1850) to flyleaf and pastedown.


A second edition of Mary Roberts's (1788-1864) first published work, which draws on Thomas Gibbon's 'Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women' as cited by the author in her introduction. This edition has two entries not in the first (Miss Hannah Sinclair and Mrs ___ of N____ Hall), though two other entries have been omitted (the Dairyman's Daughter and Miss Ann Kemp Ward). This copy belonged to a brother and sister, with the brother inheriting the book after his sister died in 1850.

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