LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, From the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Close of the Reign of Queen Mary. Edited, chiefly from the originals in the State Paper Office, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and other state archives, by Mary Anne Everett Wood. Illustrated with fac-simile autographs. née Wood Mary Anne Everett Green.
LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, From the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Close of the Reign of Queen Mary. Edited, chiefly from the originals in the State Paper Office, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and other state archives, by Mary Anne Everett Wood. Illustrated with fac-simile autographs.

LETTERS OF ROYAL AND ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, From the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Close of the Reign of Queen Mary. Edited, chiefly from the originals in the State Paper Office, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and other state archives, by Mary Anne Everett Wood. Illustrated with fac-simile autographs.

London: Henry Colburn, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. With this work and its follow up, Lives of the Princesses of England (1849-55), Green established a reputation for scholarship that made her one of the most respected historians in Victorian Britain. She was invited to assist in preparing calendars (abstracts) of hitherto disorganized state papers. In this role, she participated in the mid-19thcentury initiative to establish a centralized national archive. Octavo, three volumes: 372, 378, and 352 p. with the three folding facsimiles. Original green cloth bindings, with gilt titles and decorative blind-stamped designs. Some mild edgewear to the boards. Better than very good. Very good. Item #73776

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