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An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex. In which are Inserted the Characters of a Pedant, A Vertuoso, a Squire, a Poetaster, a Beau, a City-Critick etc. In a Letter to a Lady. Written by a Lady.

by ' A Lady ' (Anon):

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London: Printed for A . Roper and R. Clavel, 1697 Third edition, with additions. HB. Contemporary or early full brown leather binding with 5 raised bands to spine, no title label, with black decorations to cover edges. Unpaginated prefatory pages, then 148pp followed by contents index. With engraved frontispiece plate of 'The Compleat Beau' before a mirror. The book has been variously attributed to Mary Astell, Judith Drake and H. Wyatt. The text begins with a dedication to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Denmark, 6pp, then the Preface, 12pp, then 3pp verses 'To the Most Ingenious Mrs--, or her Admirable Defence of Her Sex' by James Drake, then 'To Madam-- on the Occasion of her Essay in Defence of her Sex', 5pp, by 'J.D.' (presumably James Drake again). The main text then begins. This is a Very Good example. The text is well printed with wide margins and the pages clean and bright, with some browning and light spotting at the ends as usual; a small marginal stain to last few leaves with a margin tear. The pages are well bound. The covers, however, are worn and very rubbed with abraded corners, and the lower thread to the front cover broken. No ownership inscriptions.
  • Bookseller: David Ford Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 31246
  • Title: An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex. In which are Inserted the Characters of a Pedant, A Vertuoso, a Squire, a Poetaster, a Beau, a City-Critick etc. In a Letter to a Lady. Written by a Lady.
  • Author: ' A Lady ' (Anon):
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: Printed for A . Roper and R. Clavel, 1697
  • Bookseller catalogs: British History;


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