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Memoirs, Including Original Journals, Letters, Papers, And Antiquarian Tracts, Of The Late Charles Alfred Stothard, F.S.A. Author Of The Monumental Effigies Of Great Britain. With Connective Notices Of His Life, And Some Account Of A Journey In The Netherlands. - By Mrs. Charles Stothard, Author Of Letters Written During A Tour Through Normandy, Brittany, And Other Parts Of France, In 1818. [Epigraph] -

Mrs. Anna Eliza Bray

RA Collection: Book

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London:: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, Paternoster-Row., 1823.

Physical Description

viii, 497, [1] p., frontis. (port.), [1] pl.: illus.; 214 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Advertisement - [Text] - Chronological Order of the Plates in the Nine published Numbers of "The Monumental Effigies of Great Britain," by Charles A. Stothard, F.S.A. - [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait is captioned as engraved by Cooper from a painting by Alfred Chalon R.A. It carries the publisher's imprint of Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, February 12th 1823. The portrait facing p. 419 is signed as drawn by C. Stothard Junr.

In-text illustrations are unsigned.

The printers are named on the verso of the title page and in the colophon: 'London: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square.'

The work is dedicated by Anna Eliza Stothard to King George IV.

Summary Note

The author was married to the antiquarian Charles Alfred Stothard from 1818 to his death in 1821. She first published a memoir of him in the Gentleman's Magazine (1821 June); and later she and her brother would bring to completion the publication of Stothard's Monumental Effigies of Great Britain (1832).

In 1822 Mrs. Stothard married the Revd. Edward A. Bray. She later published an account of C.A. Stothard's father, her Life Of Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1851); and in 1884 her Autobiography of A.E. Bray was edited by J.A. Kempe.

The frontispiece shows a portrait of C. A. Stothard. The plate facing p.419 shows a portrait of 'De Coster, Guide to Bonaparte at Waterloo'.


Purchased in 1868 (see 'Report on the Library', RA Annual Report for 1868, Appendix No. 6, p. 31).

Copy Note

The rear pastedown carries the bookseller's ticket, which reads, 'J. Rimell, Book Seller 400, Oxford St. London, W.'

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; green morocco spine-label lettered 'Memoirs Of Stothard'.

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