London: Printed for G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, 1804. First edition. Six volumes. 19 cm. xi, 320 pp.; 336 pp.; 314 pp.; 363 pp.; 298 pp.; 376 pp. All bound in three-quarter tan leather with marbled boards. Tan leather title labels and gilt rules on spine. First volume appears to have some repair to the joints, all volumes with some wear. Bears the Griffin stamp on spine as well as bookplate of Alexander R. Stewart with the logo "Metuenda Corolla Draconis." Alexander John Robert Stewart of Ards in County Donegal was the only son of Alexander Robert Stewart and Caroline Anne, third daughter of John Jeffreys, 1st Marquess Camden. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Sophia Lee, born of theatrical parents, became in charge of raising her sisters. She had some success with an opera she wrote, but took the money she made to run a school with her sisters. This book written late is said to be somewhat autobiographical. It seems surprising that there has not been more investigation into her life. Item #62753