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HOFLAND, Barbara (1770--1844)
A season at Harrogate; in a series of poetical epistles, from Benjamin Blunderhead, Esquire, to his Mother, in Derbyshire: with useful and copious notes, descriptive of the objects most worthy of attention in the vicinity of Harrogate.
Knaresbrough printed by G. Wilson, and sold by R. Wilson, Knaresbrough, and Harrogate: Longman, Hurst, Orme, and Brown; Robinson, Heaton, I. & I. Nicholls, and Baines, Leeds; Wolstenholme, and Todd, York; Hunsley and Thomas, Doncaster; Langdale, Rippon; Edwards, Halifax; Miss Gales, Sheffield; and Wright, Liverpool, 1812.
103, [1] p. ; 20.2 cm. (8º)

The 'Advertisement' signed: 'B. Hofland. High Harrogate, December 1, 1811.'. Not to be confused with A week at Harrogate, published anonymously in 1812 and sometimes also attributed to Barbara Hofland, but probably commissioned by the bookseller Hargrove and Sons after she turned to Wilson for the publication of the present work. See Dennis Butts, Mistress of our tears: a literary and bibliographical study of Barbara Hofland (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1992), p. 60, no. 9 and pp. 99--100.

Copy Notes Bound (3) in a collection of plays and poems.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, black spine-label gilt-lettered 'Oedipus Tyrannus &c &c &c'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 19 June 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51). Later numbered '85' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5459


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