Louisa, a Poetical Novel in Four Epistles... the Third Edition.…

Louisa, a Poetical Novel in Four Epistles... the Third Edition. by SEWARD, Anna,

~ Louisa, a Poetical Novel in Four Epistles... the Third Edition. Lichfield: Printed and sold by J. Jackson, and G. Robinson... London. 1784.

4to (265 × 205 mm), pp. [6], 93, [1], complete with half-title, signed ‘Anna Seward’ at foot of final leaf; this leaf slightly frayed but not affecting the signature; disbound.

Signed by the author. ‘In 1784 [Seward] published Louisa: a Poetical Novel, in Four Epistles, which experiments with a hybrid form she calls a ‘poetical novel’, and which she considered to be her best work. Louisa went through four editions in 1784 and a fifth edition in 1785. Jackson, p. 107; Jackson, Women, p. 293; Sabin 79476.

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