Maria Edgeworth and her Circle in the Days of Buonaparte and Bourbon

Hill, Constance
Publication Date 1910
Publisher The Bodley Head
Binding Hardback
Condition Good+, sound copy
SKU 19398
Notes Green cloth with pale green printed board to front and spine, gilt carriage device to front with tiny Gaelic harp to carriage door, and gilt titles and gilt Gaelic harp design to spine. Cloth is slightly faded to spine and and is bumped to one corners. Clean and sound.


Hardback. Inscribed jointly by the author and illustrator (it is not clear whether the handwriting is Constance’s or Ellen’s.) to their friends Ivan and Rowena in 1922. With numerous illustrations by Ellen G. Hill and reproductions of contemporary portraits. Black and white frontis of Maria Edgeworth by Adam Buck c. 1790. Frontis retains tissue guard. Other portraits include illustrations of Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Claude-Emmanuel de Pastoret, Lovell Edgeworth, Charlotte Edgeworth, actress Sarah Siddons, Joanna Baillie, Albertine de Staël , etc. with further illustrations of their homes and other places. Of interest to anyone researching women writers, Irish literature, European culture in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, and the history of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. The Hill sisters were were the daughters of Fredric Hill (social reformer and prison inspector), and the granddaughters of Thomas Wright Hill (friend of Joseph Priestley and credited as inventing the single transferable vote), and the nieces of penny post inventor Rowland Hill.
Price: £45.00