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JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte.

The Works.

Published: London, Printed by The Grolier Society, c.1899

Stock code: 61558

Price: £2,500

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Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824–91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned her hand to history and art, writing particularly on the French royal court and the literary and artistic culture of Paris.

14 volumes, octavo (222 147 mm). Finely bound in olive green crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt with onlaid floral design, boards richly tooled with onlaid floral design and motifs within a multi-ruled boarder, rules to turn-ins with floral corner-pieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With photogravures to each volume in two states with one hand-coloured. Minor offsetting to endpapers, spines a little sunned, a lavishly ornate set in excellent condition.

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