[ Bookseller's catalogue. ] Literary Ladies of the Nineteenth Century. A Catalogue of Books: Autograph Letters: Illustrations: etc.

Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd, booksellers [ English nineteenth-century women writers; British Victorian female authors ]
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Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd., Upper Vatch Mill, The Vatch, Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JY. Catalogue 81. Summer 1995.
SKU: 18512

40pp., 8vo. Stapled in printed wraps with illustration on front cover. In fair condition, somewhat aged and worn. Hodgkin was known for his meticulous catalouging, and 500 items are described, by a range of authors, both prominent and obscure, ranging from Grace Aguilar to Mrs Mary Wood-Allen. There are sub-sections for Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fanny Burney, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Eliza Cook, Marie Corelli, Maria S. Cummins, Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, Maria Edgeworth, George Elliot, Mrs. Sarah Ellis, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Marjorie Fleming, Mrs Anna Maria Hall, Francis Ridley Havergal, Jean Ingelow, Mary Lamb, Eliza Lynn Linton, Emma Marshall, Harriet Martineau, Alice Meynell, Mary Russell Mitford, Hannah More, Caroline Elizabeth Norton, Mrs Margaret Oliphant, Oudia, Beatrix Potter, Lady Anne Isabella Ritchie, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Catherine Sinclair, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Agnes Strickland, Charlotte Maria Tucker, Mrs Mary Augusta Ward, Charlotte M. Yonge, as well as a section on 'Etiquetter, Good Advice, Household, Domestic Duties etc', and another of 'General Works on Literary Ladies'. The most expensive item is a 1796 first edition of Fanny Burney's 'Camilla', at £450. A pioneering catalogue, no copies of which have been traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.