London: Edward Churton, 1834. First English edition thus. Large folio (21 inches tall), pp. 94, illsutrated with 15 (of 16 engraved portraits). Bound in contemporary 3/4 leather and paper boards with leather label. Some minor foxing, the front blanks had been folded and show creases. but a very good copy with mostly bright, crisp images. This is a really nice book with crisp images, unfortunely the one is missing. Each of the images has a tissue sheet and we don't see a stub where the one image is lacking.... but it is what it is. One write up would suggest that ths was co-authored by Jos. Strascewicz. Item #59714
The plates are lithographs from engravings by Greyedon, Mme. Fauchery, Barin, Maurer, Deveria, Desmaisons, et. al., after Gerard, Holbein, Isabey, David, Mme Lebrun, Nattier, et. al. Includes biographies and images of: Maria Letizia Ramolini Bonaparte, Ann Zingha, Queen of Matamba, Lady Jane Grey, Dona Cataline De Erauso, Beatrix Cenci, Catherine the first Queen of Russia, Anna Boleyn, Baroness de Stael Holstein, Charlotte Corday, Josephine Bonaparte, Mary the Cathoic Queen of England, Marina Mniszech, Christiana Queen of Sweden, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (lacks portrait), Marie Antoinette, Mary of Medicis. It is odd that this includes an image of Queen Mary while neglecting Quaan Elizabeth.