Original stories from real life with conversations, calcuated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and goodness

Collection History

The selection of images was prepared for the companion volume and website accompanying an exhibition, "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era," held April 8 - July 30, 2005 in the Library's D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall.

Related Resources

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell. Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era (2005)

NYPL. "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era."(2005) <http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/victoria/>

Collection Data

Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 (Author)
Blake, William, 1757-1827 (Illustrator)
Blake, William, 1757-1827 (Engraver)
Johnson, Joseph, 1738-1809 (Publisher)
Quinn, John, 1870-1924 (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1791
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for J. Johnson
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Wollstonecraft, M. Original stories. 1791.)
Didactic fiction, English
Ownership: Pforzheimer copy : Provenance : John Quinn (bookplate)
Citation/reference: Bentley and Nurmi, 421; Keynes, 69
Content: Signatures: [A]⁶ B-H¹² I⁶.
Content: Publisher's advertisements: three pages, after text.
Content: Six plates designed and engraved by William Blake.
Physical Description
Extent: Viii, [4], 177, [3] p. : plates ; 19 cm. (12mo)
Binding: Polished tan calf, French fillets on covers, spine in compartments, gilt-tooled, black morocco labels, inner dentelles, Nonpareil endpapers, t.e.g, others uncut, by F. Bedford.
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 2506902
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13837496
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5696390-c603-012f-91b8-58d385a7bc34
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