The Queens of Society. By Grace and Philip Wharton. Illust. by Charles Altamont Doyle and the Bros. Dalziel. London: James Hogg & Co., (1860.) 8vo. In 2 vols. Frontices, xiii, 340pp., 7 engraved plates; vii, 337pp., 9 engraved plates. 3/4 morocco, 4 raised bands, marbled bds., marbled endpapers, gilt lettering on spines, 1860 in gold at bottom of spine, t.e.g. Front cover of vol. 2 quite tender, titles have been expertly repaired, generally Fair+. Ready for the binder and priced accordingly.
Discusses 18 women, their times and manners: Sarah Duchess of Marlborough; Madame Roland; Lady Wortley Montagu; Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire; Letitia Elizabeth Landon; Madame De Sevigne; Lady Morgan; Jane Duchess of Gordon; Madame Recamier; Lady Hervey; Madame De Stael; Mrs. Thrale-Piozzi; Caroline Lamb; Anne Seymour Damer; Marquise Du Deffand; Elizabeth Montagu; Countess of Pembroke; and The Marquise De Maintenon.
Pseudonyms of Katherine Byerley Thomson and her son, John Cockburn Thomson.