Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. The Poetical Works Of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M----e. London: J. Williams. 1768. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. First Edition Thus.
    8vo. [A]2, B-G8,H6. [3], viii, 109, [7ads]p. Contemporary calf, rear cover detached, front hinge split but holding by cords; spine ends chipped, red leather label. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Lady Montagu's  (1689-1762) poems, later known as the Town Eclogues were first published without her authority by Curll in 1716 (for which Pope attacked him.) She is remembered principally for her letters, which are erudite as well as entertaining. She was at one time a close friend of Pope but they had a bitter falling out. ESTC t79464.        

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