The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose. Anthony Trollope, Trollope, Theodosia, Bessie R. Parker, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, James Russell Lowell, Owen Meredith, The Earl of Carlisle, Sir F. Doyle, William Thackeray, Mary Howett, Coventry Patmore, Matthew Arnold, George MacDonald, Amelia B. Edwards, Adelaide A. Proctor, Edwin Arnold, The Dean of St. Paul's, Theodosia formerly Garrow, the Poet Laureate.
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose
The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose

The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose

London: Printed and Published by Emily Faithfull and Co., Victoria Press, (for the employment of Women). 1861., 1861, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy of "The Victoria Regia" printed and published by Emily Faithfull and Co.'s Victoria Press, in the Publisher's original green cloth with the front board decorated in gilt and the spine lettered and decorated in gilt. The closed page block's edges also in gilt. The volume shows general wear with some rubbing through (as shown in the images). The page block gilt is a bit dulled by age and the binding's gilt remains in the best condition of any copy we ever have seen. Within, the leaves are in nice condition and show scattered foxing, and the volume is partially over-opened in one place as shown in one of the images provided. The volume has been "DEDICATED By Special Permission TO HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN". Along with other women of like mind, Emily Faithfull advocated for legal reform in women's status (including suffrage), women's employment, and improved educational opportunities for girls and women, with her greatest efforts centered on advancing women's employment opportunities which were, at the time, quite limited. To improve their employment opportunities, in 1860 she founded printing establishment for women, called The Victoria Press. While many believed that a woman could not work as compositors (those arrange type for printing or keys text into a composing machine) she employed over a dozen of them at her Press and used men to do the heaviest lifting, The Victoria Press developed a reputation for doing excellent work that and Faithfull was appointed printer and publisher in ordinary to Queen Victoria, making her the official printer and publisher of the Queen. While the press published other things, The Victoria Regia was its most notable book. The volume contains works by many prominent writers, including three Trollopes: Anthony Trollope, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, and Theodosia Garrow Trollope (formerly Theodosia Garrow) the wife of Thomas Adolphus Trollope. She published her first book of poetry in 1839, and her reputation then rivaled that of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In a letter to Robert Browning, her fellow writer and poet Walter Savage Landor, praised her poetry, stating that: “This very year there is in the Book of Beauty a poem by my friend Theodosia Garrow, on Italy, far surpassing those of M. Angelo and Filicaia. Sappho is far less intense. Pindar is far less animated.” While living in Italy, she and Thomas Adolphus Trollope purchased a villa and her hospitality led to its becoming the center of British Society in the city. This notable book is, in our experience, does not often appear on the general market. In our over four decades of diligent searching for Anthony Trollope rarities, we have encountered only three copies of it. A rather attractive copy of this NOTABLE BOOK PUBLISHED BY A WOMEN USING WOMEN IN ITS PRODUCTION. RATHER SCARE INDEED. [ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE FOUND AT OUR ALLINGTONBOOKS SITE.]. Very good +. Item #3389

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