Florio: a Tale, for fine Gentlemen and fine Ladies: and,…

Florio: a Tale, for fine Gentlemen and fine Ladies: and, The Bas Bleu; or, Conversation: two Poems. by [MORE, Hannah]. < >

~ Florio: a Tale, for fine Gentlemen and fine Ladies: and, The Bas Bleu; or, Conversation: two Poems. London: Printed for T. Cadell... 1786.

4to (250 × 190 mm), pp. v, [3], 89, [3]; with the final advertisement; later boards. Title slightly dusty and spotted.

First edition, dedicated to Horace Walpole. The second work, on the Blue Stockings, ‘was never intended to appear in print... [but] was only written with a wish to amuse the amiable Lady to whom it is addressed [i.e. Elizabeth Vesey], and a few partial friends. But copies having been multiplied, far beyond the intention of the Author, she has been advised to publish it...’ (Advertisement). Jackson, p. 123; Jackson, Women, p. 234.

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