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Book Description
Full title reads: A mirror for the female sex. Historical Beauties for Young Ladies; intended to lead the female mind to the love and practice of moral goodness. Designed principally for the use of ladies’ schools. By Mrs Pilkington. Third edition, ornamented with numerous engravings on wood. London: printed by W. Bell and Co. at the Union Office, St John’s Square. For J. Harris; Verner Hood and Sharpe et al. 12mo. Frontis. Pp xxiv, 240. Head and tailpieces to each section. Contemporary or near contemporary half calf, raised bands and label, marbled boards. Early signature Ruth Woollam [?] to recto of frontis with slight show through.
Dealer Notes
A false Bewick: often attributed to him, but not actually the case. See Tattersfield 2: page 933. However, still catalogued as illustrations by Bewick, or by John Bewick in many library catalogues. Nevertheless, rather a rare early etiquette book for women, particularly in good condition.
Author PILKINGTON, Mrs
Date 1811
Binding Contemporary half calf, on marbled boards
Publisher W. Bell and Co
Illustrator Not Bewick
Condition Very good
Pages xxiv, 240

Price: £245.00

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