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1857 1st ed Henry Watson Heroic Women of History plates

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1857 1st ed Henry Watson Heroic Women of History plates 1857 1st ed Henry Watson Heroic Women of History plates



This listing is an 1854 later printing of the first edition of Henry Watson's collection of short biographies of Heroic Women of History. <p> HEROIC WOMEN OF HISTORY: CMPRISING SOME OF THE MOST REMARKABLE EXAMPLES OF FEMALE COURAGE, DISINTERESTEDNESS, AND SELF SACRIFICE OF ACCIENT AND MODERN TIMES. by Henry C. Watson. James Gihon, Phila:1854, 1st ed. later printing, 8vo, 9 inch spine, 496pp.plus 20pp. catalogue of Gihon's books published, frontis and 14 plates of some of the women involved. Many of the women, such as Joan of Arc are still well known today but many of them have faded into history. In all, the heroic acts of 50 women are described by Watson. <p> BINDING: brown cloth with figure of Joan of Arc in gilt on front board and figures and gilt lettering on spine, all edges gilt, See scans.__________ CONDITION: cloth is worn at corners, chipped at head and toe of spine and is separating at exterior hinges , but interior hinges are quite good, some fading gilt on spine, light foxing throughout and on the margins of the plates, text block is fairly tight. __________ COMMENTS: Many of the actions of the women described are not generally known except by perhaps historian specialits in the area.



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