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[Poems by eminent ladies. 1785]
Poems by the most eminent ladies of Great Britain and Ireland. Re-published from the collection of G. Colman and B. Thornton, Esqrs. With considerable alterations, additions, and improvements. Vol. I (II).
London:, printed and sold by W. Stafford, bookseller, and stationer, no. 4, Market-Street, Oxford-Road,, [1785?].
2 vols ; 17.4 cm. (8°)
I: 264 p.
II: 248 p.

Undated; 'and Sold' is marked out in MS. in many copies’ imprints. First published as Poems by eminent ladies, 1755. With a subscription list including 'Mr Soane' amongst the subscribers. ESTC suggests a publication date of '1785?' based on Stafford being recorded as trading 1784--85 (Maxted; see also British Book Trade Index); Soane's subscription with the new spelling of his name also suggests 1784 or later. With a collective half-title to each volume, and a half-title for each poet. ESTC n21034.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting volume I.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label reading 'Ladies Poems'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 4d., 5 September 1829. (Archives 7/10/19).

Reference Number 1145

Additional Names Hutchinson, Edwin; Colman, George (1732--1794); Thornton, Bonnell (1724--1768)

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