MEMOIRS OF THE BEAUTIES OF THE COURT OF CHARLES THE SECOND,; with their portraits after Peter Lely and other eminent painters: illustrating The Diaries of Pepys, Evelyn, Clarendon andother contemporary writers.

London: Henry G Bohn, 1851. Peter lely. Third edition, enlarged. Large 8vo, pp. 350. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 20 full page engraved portraits(based on original paintings housed now at Hampton Court Palace.) Bookplate on the end paper, all edges gilt, Bound in contemporary 3/4 morocco with heavily tooled spine. A very good clean copy. Item #59721

The publisher's advertisement notes that this edition has been enlarged, with a new essay of the reign and character of Charles II. Also, the portraits have been, for the most part, re-engraved. Jameson (1794-1860) was born in Dublin and raised in England. She was deeply concerned with the educational and legal situation of women and her many friends included Catherine Maria Sedgwick, George Eliot, Harriet Martineau, etc. In later life she supported younger reformers like Emily Faithful and Adelaide Procter.

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