The polite lady, or, A course of female education: in a series of letters from a mother to her daughter

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.

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

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Collection Data

Allen, Charles, 1728?-1792 (Author)
Newbery, John, 1713-1767 (Publisher)
Lepautre, Pierre, 1660-1744 (Engraver)
Wilkinson, Mary (Former owner)
Swansea Training College (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1760
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for J. Newbery
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Allen, C./Polite) 1760
Ownership: Provenance: Swansea Training College (book-plate); "Mary Wilknson [sic] her book" -- in ink on p. [288].
Citation/reference: ESTC (RLIN) T95315
Content: Illustration: 1 full-page frontispiece engraving by Le Pautre.
Physical Description
Extent: Xii, 287, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Binding: Full calf, rebacked, red morocco spine-label, gilt spine-titling.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15613030
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7c8f32d0-c602-012f-ad62-58d385a7bc34
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