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Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill in the Learned Languages Arts and Sciences
Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson, for the Author, 1752, 1752. First edition. NCBEL II, 1806. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.. 4to, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco label, gilt lettering. Nine-page list of subscribers and errata leaf. A collection of over 50 brief biographies of remarkable English women, by antiquary George Ballard (1705-1755), from poets to heads of state, including Anne Finch, Mary Anstell, Constania Grierson, Katherine Philips and Katherine Killigrew, followed by an index of every person mentioned in the text. The list of 400 subscribers includes 143 women and Edward Gibbon.
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