The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France.
London: Richard Bentley, 1887. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Twin fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of John Warren. With 18 full page steel engraved portraits and numerous wood engravings. Julia Pardoe was a well respected historian and novelist and was published on both sides of the Atlantic.