A Christian Wreath for the Pagan Deities: Or An Introduction to the Creek and Roman Mythology
OCLC and Copac between them record two copies in the British Isles (BL and Leeds) and three in the US (Johns Hopkins, Michigan a
by ROWDEN, FRANCES ARABELLA
London: Printed by A. J. Valpy; Sold by Longman, Hatchard and Son, Seely, 1820, 1820. First edition. OCLC and Copac between them record two copies in the British Isles (BL and Leeds) and three in the US (Johns Hopkins, Michigan and Princeton). Edges rubbed; hinges staring but sound; very good copy.. 12mo, original tan paper spine, blue paper boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. Frontispiece by Lady Caroline Lamb. A guide to classical mythology by a writer who had strong connections with the contemporary female literati: her husband, Dominique de St. Quentin, had Jane Austen as a pupil at the Reading School, where Frances also taught. Among her students there were Mary Russell Mitford, Letitia Landon, Fanny Kemble and Caroline Lamb. A Christian Wreath is dedicated to Caroline Lamb's mother, the Countess of Bessborough, and the frontispiece is after a work by Caroline Lamb. (Inventory #: 27080)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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