London: Richard Bentley, 1861-2. 8vo. 6 volumes, set. First and Second Series each in 3 volumes. Uniform half green morocco with green cloth boards, gilt, by Hatchards. Top edges gilt. Silk marker ribbons. Marbled endpapers. Folding pedigree of the Granville family, backed with linen, bound in at the front of volume 6. Frontispiece and occasional engravings to each volume. Spines uniformly faded to brown. Some slight discolouration to the bottom of each volume from old damp-staining. A little scattered foxing, especially in volume 2. Volume 1 has lost its marker ribbon. Very good +. Item #5766
The complete Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs. Delany in a suitably-restrained, twentieth century binding. George III and Queen Charlotte gave their friend a small house at Windsor and a decent pension. Fanny Burney owed her court appointment to this charming blue-stocking, botanical artist, paper mosaicist, needleworker and correspondent.
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