A Lady of the Last Century (Mrs. Elizabeth Montegu): Illustrated in Her Unpublished Letters; Collected and Arranged, With a Biographical Sketch, and a Chapter on Blue Stockings

Doran, Dr

Published by Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1873
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372 p. Includes index. Dark green cloth covered boards, stamped black borders. Gold spine titles, ornate font. Brown endpapers. 6x9in. Index by names mentioned. Elizabeth Robinson, later Mrs. Montagu, b. York, 1720-d.1800. A prolific letter writer with strong opinions and many acquaintances and contacts, her letters were published by nephew (and adopted son, estate executor) Matthew Montagu in 1809, in the first of 4 volumes. 2 more followed in 1813. This collection had not been printed before, and are largely correspondence with her sister-in-law, wife of Rev. William Robinson, between 1761 and near 1800. Edited out were only (from Preface) "vain repetitions, formal compliments, and the nothings that may have once been somethings, but which are now mere dust and ashes, from which little of value is to be sifted. " Good. No dust jacket. Rear cover endpaper separating. Contents, p. xv-xvi loose. Small spots of blue paint near top front. Wear to spine ends. Penciled notes at front and back.1-in. tear to top right spine. Second Edition. Printed by William Clowes and Sons, London. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Lady of the Last Century (Mrs. Elizabeth ...
Publisher: Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty
Publication Date: 1873
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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