Item #6355 [Edgeworth, Maria- Association Copy, from Maria Edgeworth to her Father] Letters for Literary Ladies. Maria Edgeworth.
[Edgeworth, Maria- Association Copy, from Maria Edgeworth to her Father] Letters for Literary Ladies

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[Edgeworth, Maria- Association Copy, from Maria Edgeworth to her Father] Letters for Literary Ladies

London: J. Johnson, 1799.

Second Edition. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Full contemporary calf (cover neatly detached). The second edition, though still very rare (Revised & Enlarged Edition), and the title is scarce and and a witty defense of female education. A wonderful Presentation Copy, inscribed by Maria to her father on the title page, "Rich[ar]d Lovell Edgeworth from his partner. Mary [?], June 1817," also dated "Jan. 1804," in a lighter ink in same place. With R.L. Edgeworth's engraved armorial bookplate pasted inside front board, and the later bookplate of Percival & Elisabeth Merritt, American author Member visiting committee department of English, Harvard, Boston Public Library.on ffep. R.L. Edgeworth, Maria father, was also (as indicated in this inscription) her partner in literary pursuits. The author likely inscribed this copy to her father close to the time of his death on 13 June 1817. Light scraping to the leather at edges of boards, the front cover being detached. Internally clean and in very good condition. This is a most scarce and desirable Association Copy.

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