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SCOTT, Sarah (1723--1795)
[Millenium Hall. 1778]
A description of Millenium Hall, and the county adjacent: together with the characters of the inhabitants, and such historical anecdotes and reflections, as may excite in the reader proper sentiments of humanity, and lead the mind to the love of virtue. By a gentleman on his travels. The fourth edition.
London: printed for T. Carnan, and F. Newbery, jun., 1778.
[2], 262 p., etch. frontis. ; 17.1 cm. (12º)

'A Gentleman On His travels' = Sarah Scott and Lady Barbara Montagu. First published in 1762. A utopian novel describing a harmonious female community dedicated to philanthropy and the arts and expressing the ideals of the "bluestocking circle" led by Scott's sister, Lady Elizabeth Montagu, on whom the fictional character of Lady Brumpton may have been based. Sometimes attributed to Oliver Goldsmith, and to Christopher Smart. Frontispiece signed 'A. Walker'. ESTC t64747.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt-ruled spine without lettering or spine-label.

Reference Number 4617


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