1835 · Philadelphia
A new edition, revised and enlarged . . . From a late London edition, in three volumes; now complete in one volume," stated on the title-page. The adverstisement (p. [iii]) states that, "The work had progressively advanced in England from one to three volumes. The first was compiled by the Rev. Dr. Gibbon, and published in 1777, and republished in 1804, with an additional volume, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Jerment. To these was added a third volume, in 1815, and a new and corrected edition, published, revised, and enlarged, by the Rev. Samuel Burder . . . Again the work was republished in England, considerably enlarged, embracing the memoirs, expressly re-written for that edition, of Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson, Mrs. Evelyn, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Hulton, Viscountess Glenorchy, Lady Maxwell, Mrs. Berry, Miss Sinclair, and Mrs. Fletcher."
73 lives of Christian women, illustrated with six engraved portraits (by Welch & Wellmore) including the frontispiece portrait of Lady Jane Grey.
American Imprints (1835) 30725. Original sheep, with gilt title on a red leather spine label. Binding rubbed and abraded, joints starting. Library rubber-stamp on front pastedown. Date due slip and bar code label at rear free endpaper. Contemporary ownership signature and inscriptions on endpapers. Pp. 155/156 chipped at outer margin (not affecting text). Variable foxing throughout. Waterstains on initial and later pages. Several pages age-browned. (Inventory #: 20898)