Aggravating Ladies, Being a List of Works Published Under the Pseudonym of “A Lady,” with Preliminary Suggestions on the Art of Describing Books Bibliographically. By Olphar Hamst [pseud].

Publisher: London: Bernard Quaritch, 1880.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Boards a little spotted and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 27633


8vo, original white boards rebacked with a new printed paper label.


¶ An essay on bibliographic descriptions and preparing catalogues, with a list of 151 works purportedly by “A Lady,” which Ralph Thomas, writing under the pseudonym Olphar Hamst could not identify when compiling his Handbook of Fictitious Names of Authors of the Nineteenth Century (1868). “The ladies in this list have resisted all enquiry in the most aggravating manner. Therefore I took the title of Aggravating Ladies as being concise and appropriate.”.

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