London. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. The Second Edition. Illustrated with one full page copper-plate engraving. 2 volumes complete as issued. 12mo (4.75" x 7.5"). Attractively bound in full gilt ruled calfskin. Gilt paneled ruled fleural corner vignettes to front and rear covers. Blind embossed fleural decorations to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled edges to covers. Marbled edges and endsheets.
Wonderful collection of biographical sketches of women who inspired some of history's finest verse.
Covers mildly worn and rubbed. previous owner's small ink signature (dated 1833) to ffep. A Very Good, very attractively bound set.