Publisher: London: Printed for the Author, 1767.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T106206 records five copies in the UK, five in the US and one in New Zealand.
Condition: Upper board a little stained; edges lightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 27006
Description8vo, later tree-calf rebacked, green morocco label, gilt lettering. 20-page list of subscribers.
CommentsA 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.