A Christian Wreath for the Pagan Deities: Or An Introduction to the Greek and Roman Mythology.

Publisher: London: Printed by A. J. Valpy; Sold by Longman, Hatchard and Son, Seely, 1820.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: 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).
Condition: Edges rubbed; hinges staring but sound; very good copy.
Book ID: 27080


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.

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