Justice and Reason, Faithful Guides to Truth. A Treatise Under Thirty-Seven Heads. To Which are added Letters Moral and Entertaining (Never before Published.)
ESTC T106206 records five copies in the UK, five in the US and one in New Zealand
by MCCARTHY, CHARLOTTE
London: Printed for the Author, 1767, 1767. First edition. ESTC T106206 records five copies in the UK, five in the US and one in New Zealand. Upper board a little stained; edges lightly rubbed; fine copy.. 8vo, later tree-calf rebacked, green morocco label, gilt lettering. 20-page list of subscribers. A treatise by Charlotte McCarthy (fl. 1745-67, died 1768), an Irish poet and novelist. She writes about love, poetry, neighbors, purgatory and sacrifice in a somewhat rambling series of 37 chapters, much of which is an angry tirade at a male-dominated and morally corrupt world. The text is concluded with a small group of imaginary letters and a poem written to the young Prince of Wales, who was not yet two years old. Following an amusing prefatory poem "To the Merchants, &c" and the errata on the verso, is the signature of Charlotte McCarthy, which we have confirmed as authorial with one other located copy. In 1745 McCarthy published a novel, The Fair Moralist, or Love and Virtue.
Contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down. (Inventory #: 27006)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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