Literary Amusements; or, Evening Entertainer, by a Female Hand.

Dublin: Printed by T. Henshall for S. Price [etc.], 1782. RARE FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Duodecimo, pp.[8], 234 [4]; pp.[8], 236 [4]. In later burgundy half morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spines. Marbled boards and endpapers. Black ink annotations to p.74 of vol. I; black ink ownership to title page in the same hand, dated 1812 - also to contents page. Bookplates of Peter Kirk Matthew and Charles Spence to endpapers of both vols.; further bookplate of Charles Spence to fly-leaf of both vols. covering old ownership inscriptions. Prelims lightly spotted. Joints and boards rubbed; spine head of vol. I pulled. Good overall. A miscellany of essays, epigrams, letters, short stories, nuggets of philosophy and relationship advice aimed at fashionable ladies of the late eighteenth century. Item #48763

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