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Tales of female heroism
London: Edwards and Hughes, [1846]. [2], vi, 210pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting. A collection of lives of notable females throughout history designed to demonstrate 'the fortitude and devotion of which women are capable, rather in a feminine and domestic aspect than a brilliant one'. The biographies include those of Jane Lane, who assisted in the daring Escape of Charles II following the Battle of Worcester; Lady Harriet Acland, who crossed rebel lines during the American Revolutionary War to rescue her injured husband; and Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald who aided a fleeing Bonnie Prince Charlie. All of whom exhibit a 'love of adventure, constitutional indifference to danger, and a consciousness of superior powers' leading to 'successful performance of many high and daring exploits'. A second series would appear in 1856. COPAC records copies at five locations (BL, Cambridge, NLS, NT, and Oxford). . First edition. 12mo.
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