The courtezan, or, The adventures of Harriet Wilson

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

Names
Wilson, Harriette, 1786-1846 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1825 (Approximate)
Place: London
Publisher: Printed and published by Duncombe, Book and Music Seller
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Wilson, H./Courtezan) 1825
Topics
Wilson, Harriette, 1786-1846
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Courtesans -- Great Britain
Genres
Books
Notes
Biographical/historical: Issued in parts; perhaps same as ed. published under title: Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, a celebrated courtezan; interspersed with curious and amatory anecdotes of illustrious persons ... embellished with coloured plates. London : Published by Duncombe, [1825?]
Biographical/historical: The Memoirs are written in the first person, but here they are put into the third person for the early text, then revert to a word-for-word resetting of the Stockdale edition.
Content: Adapted from: Wilson, Harriette. Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, written by herself. / London : J.J. Stockdale, 1825.
Content: No. 1 contains a full-page aquatint, uncolored, with legend: "Harriette, tête-à-tête with Lord Craven."
Content: Pforzheimer Collection holds no. 1 (p. [1]-14, [1] leaf of plates) and no. 3 (p. 51-74).
Physical Description
Extent: V. : ill. ; 19 cm. (12mo in 6s)
Unbound, in tan paper wrappers, printed; no. 1 with wood-engraved vignette; in CHPL envelope.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG02-B1173
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15387504
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78243490-c605-012f-ef02-58d385a7bc34
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