Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, No. 25, Pater-noster Row.
8vo, in fours. 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 336 pp. + 12 pp. advertisements + 337-504 pp.+ 8 pp. advertisements + 505--672 pp.; 225-392 (May-July 1794). 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. Extremities worn and some foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early inscriptions of Mr and Mrs Cadell (or Cuddell) of Cockenscie on front pastedown. Illustrated by 15 engraved plates, including frontispiece, by engraved title, 5 folding plates of music and 3 of patterns. Other plates, including 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 Marie Antoinette) 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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