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Size 6.25 x 10.0 inches. In purple silky cloth covers with gilt to spine. Blue/green endpapers. With hard card slip case. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Top edge slightly faded. Small marks to front endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 378pp. With portrait frontis and b/w plates. The author was a celebrated British Regency courtesan, whose clients included the Prince of Wales, the Lord Chancellor and four future Prime Ministers. Her decision to publish was partly based on the broken promises of her lovers to provide her with an income in her older age. The Duke of Wellington, commented “publish, and be damned” when informed of her plans.
Title: Harriette Wilson's Memoirs. Selected and Edited with an Introduction by Lesley Blanch.
Categories: FOLIO SOCIETY publications,
Publisher: The Folio Society. 1964 1st thus.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 72718
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