Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, No. 25, Pater-noster Row.
8vo, in fours. 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 168 + 225-336 pp. + 12 pp. advertisements + 337-616 pp. + [4 pp.] advertisements + pp. + 724 pp. +  pp. index. Text in double columns. Bound in half calf over calf boards; spine recently rebacked at head and tail, in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Vol. no. on spine should read 23, not 22. Extremities worn and some foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 6 engraved plates, including frontispiece, by engraved title, 5 folding plates of music and one of patterns. Other plates called for in the Directions to the Binder at the end are missing and some music or pattern plates are also wholly or partly lacking. Interesting early example of a women's magazine, a title published 1770-1832. The content includes practical advice, articles of topical (e.g. the trial of Tom Paine) and geographical interest, both home and abroad, book reviews, serial stories, poetry, home and foreign news, etc. Each monthly issues contains about fifty five pages. The subjects of the plates include portraits, castles and country houses. An incomplete volume sold as found.
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