Very Good. Book An interesting and scarcecollection of correspondence regarding the Herbert Family. Two volumes bound as one. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. Includes letters fromOliver Cromwell, Prince Rupert, Prince Maurice General Fairfax and Queen Anne. The editor of this correspondence was Rebecca Warner of Bath. Shepublished a similar epistolary book containing letters of notable literary figures such as Richard Baxter, Matthew Prior and Alexander Pope. She also wrote a novel Herbert Lodge. Condition: In a half calf binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, verysmart with rubbing to extremities. Slight rubbing to spine. Small crack to front joint. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E H Greenly. Prior owner's signature to title pages, E H Greenly 1818. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered spots throughout heavier to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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