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Poems on Several Occasions: By Mrs Jane Brereton, With Letters to Her Friends, and An Account of Her Life
Edward Cave, London 1744 - [8] lxviii, [1] pp 2-303 [1]. Recent quarter tan calf over marbled boards; new endpapers, first three leaves including title page repaired with tissue overlay; staining through preliminaries and a little beyond. Subscriber's ownership signature on title page: 'Eliz: Bennett Nottingham England', presumed to be 'Mrs Bennet, two Books 4to' in subscribers' list. ODNB notes of Brereton that her 'body of poetry displays a flair for tactful occasional writing, and represents a transitional moment in women's writing in the eighteenth century, a moment at which being a published writer while retaining respectability was becoming a real possibility'. ESTC T115520, 4 copies; none in the USA. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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