BLACKBURNE, E. Owens: Illustrious Irishwomen, being Memoirs of some of the Most Noted Irishwomen from the Earliest Age to the Present Century.


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Two volumes. London: Tinsley, 1877. pp. (1) x, 414, (2) vi, 360. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number in second and third, the remainder with gilt laurel wreath; red and gold endbands; red and gold marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A very good to fine attractive set. Scarce.

This work is divided into five sections: Early Irish Period - Queen Macha, Queen Maeve, Saint Brigit, etc.; Mediaeval Period - Margaret O'Carroll, The Fair Geraldine, Grainne O'Mailly, etc.; Famous Actresses - Margaret Woffington, "Perdita" (Mrs. Robinson), Maria Pope, etc.; Literary Women - Charlotte Brooke, Mary Tighe, Constantia Grierson, Maria Edgeworth, Lady Stirling-Maxwell, etc.; Miscellaneous - The Lady Freemason, The Beautiful Gunnings, The Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Louisa Conolly, Sarah Curran, etc.


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