Julia Gordon (1810-1896) is known for her small, delicately-drawn scenes, full of romantic castles, lofty interiors, river scenes, flowers, etc. The Duchess in question is Eleanor Percy, wife of the 4th Duke of Northumberland. She lived in North Yorkshire at Stanwick Hall, a home demolished in 1925.
Details: 157 p. 22 cm. Over 44 pasted-in etchings. Presentation copy to Eleanor, Duchess of Northumberland, with handwritten inscription from the author on front free endpaper. Green cloth hardcover with gold impressing has bumped corners and slightly soiled covers. Bookplate on front pastedown.