The Prostitute, a Poem. The Author J. H. Wynne. by…

The Prostitute, a Poem. The Author J. H. Wynne. by WYNNE, John Huddlestone.

~ The Prostitute, a Poem. The Author J. H. Wynne. London: Printed for J. Wheble... 1771.

4to (282 × 220 mm), pp. [4], 44; engraved title vignette by Walker depicting a seduction scene; light marginal browning and slight fraying; uncut and stitched in original blue wrappers, which are slightly creased with minor loss at spine; an excellent, unsophisticated copy.

First edition: ‘a sentimental poem that was well received’ (Oxford DNB). The ‘Advertisement’ opens: ‘The Ground-Work of the following Piece is a moral Tale, calculated to furnish that Instruction to the Young and Gay, which the might not so readily imbibe from Performances of a more rigid Nature...’ Jackson, p. 10.

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