EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR A LADY OF THE LAST CENTURY
EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR
A LADY OF THE LAST CENTURY
A Lady of the Last Century (Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu): Illustrated in Her Unpublished Letters; Collected and Arranged with a Biographical Sketch and a Chapter on Blue Stockings
Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1873. First Edition.
Frontice of Elizabeth Montagu, as Anne Boleyn, hand coloured reproduction of a miniature by Christian Friedrich Zincke, in a friendship box, circa 1740.
Pp.xvi, Erratum tipped in before chapter 1, 372pp Extra illustrated with 22 extra portrait 3 of the coloured 2 extra scenery engravings, one of them full page and beautifully hand coloured
Bound in ½ Blue Morocco by Bayntun Bath England
16 Royal Crescent, in Bath, was used as a residence and to host Blue Stockings Society events by Elizabeth Montagu
Elizabeth Montagu (2 October 1718 – 25 August 1800) was a British social reformer, patron of the arts, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society. Her parents were both from wealthy families with strong ties to the British peerage and intellectual life. She was sister to Sarah Scott, author of A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent. She married Edward Montagu, a man with extensive holdings, to become one of the richer women of her era. She devoted this fortune to fostering English and Scottish literature and to the relief of the poor.