London: H. Colburn, 1839. Full Morocco. [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]
THE ROMANCE OF THE HAREM
Pardoe, Miss (Julia), 1806 -1862
London: H. Colburn, 1839
3 volumes 1st edition bound in full very dark brown paste grain Morocco by J. Kelly Binder 15 Gower Place Euston Sq. Light inscription at the top of the title page on Vol. I. all three volumes are in near perfect condition a small gilt emblem on the front boards, low raised bands gilt lettering and extensive sharp blind tooled decoration and solid gilt edges
Julia Sophia Pardoe was born in Beverley, Yorkshire on December 4th 1806. She was the second daughter of Elizabeth and Major Thomas Pardoe. Her father had an extremely successful Military career which included participation in the Peninsular campaigns and concluded at Waterloo (Royal Literary Fund Archive: 1102). Julia Pardoe began her literary career at an early age. Her volume of poetry ran to a second edition when she was just fourteen years old (Dictionary of National Biography, 1922: 201). Her poetry has since been used to create music and song. John Bartlett (1820-1905) includes the opening two lines of a song by Pardoe in his list of 'familiar quotations' in 1901:
Vol. I. The Bath Mail Arrives at Marlborough
The improvement in the road network in the mid 18th century led to the introduction of the mail coach in 1784, providing a combined passenger and mail delivery service. Mail coaches bore a distinctive livery of matching colours.
Vol. II. The original arrives at the Black Bear, Hungerford
The Bear lies in Charnham Street, which formed part of Wiltshire until the boundary changes of 1895. It was always part of the manor of Chilton Foliat and Littlecote until 1893. The manor was in the hands of Henry VII and later Henry VIII, who passed it to five of his six wives (only Anne Boleyn failed to own Chilton Foliat).
Vol III. The Dover Mail leaves the bull Dartford
This is almost certainly Dartford's oldest Inn and was probably owned by Dartford Priory. The "Bull" in the name refers not to the animal got to a "bulla" - a seal or papal edict secured by a seal. It is said that this can be traced back to the 14th century when it was known as the "Holy Bull," the "Holy Seal" or "Holy Edict." However, the original building was rebuilt in 1703 with a gallery overlooking the yard into which the stagecoaches would enter through an entrance twice as wide as today.
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