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An Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Magdalen Charity: to Which Are Added the Rev. Mr. Dodd's Sermons, Preached before the President, Governor's, Etc. , and the Advice to the Magdalens; With the Hymns, Prayers, Rules, and List of Subscribers
London: W. Faden. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1763. Second Edition. Full Leather. "Full length portrait (colored) of one of the Magdalens as frontispiece. 8vo, contemporary red morocco, broad gilt-tooled dentelle borders, palm branch oval in center of both covers ensigned by the royal crown and enclosing the following in gilt Ietters, "Her Majesty Queen Charlotte Patroness, 1765," gilt edges, from the Monks Manor Library of Joseph Ruston, with his Sherborn book-plate. Printed by W. Faden for the charity. 1763. (Queen Charlotte's copy, specially bound for presentation to her, when she first patronized the Charity in 1756. The book forms singular contribution to the history of Prostitution in London." This was the description of this book when it was offered for sale by Brentano's in 1917 and the book is in very much the same condition as it was then, with an exception, overlaying the bookplate of Joseph Ruston is the bookplate of noted collector A. Edward Newton. This is truly a one of a kind item that was previously owned by royalty. ; frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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