London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1893. First edition. Thirteen fine engraved costume plates, picturing Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Mary Tudor, the Duke of Buckingham, Queen Victoria, Simon Fraser, John Law, etc. Small ripple on front cover of Volume II. Endpapers, edges lightly foxed, occasionally extending to margins of plates. A remarkably fine, bright copy. Rare in this condition. Original blue cloth with overall lace pattern, spines stamped in gilt. Two volumes, octavo. xvi, 322; [viii], 342 pp. Item #7773
Very little is known about Georgiana Hill. We could not ascertain her birth and death dates. Besides the present work, she published Women in English Life From Medieval to Modern Times, published by Bentley in 1896, along with several cook books.