DRAMAS for the use of Young Ladies. 1792.
Author [SHORT, C.]
Title DRAMAS for the use of Young Ladies.
Published Birmingham. G. G. J. & J. Robinson. 1792.
Stock Code 12741
Description [2], 178, [2] pages. Engraved vignette on title. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, recently re-backed. 12mo. First edition. Title vignette had offset onto free endpaper and title-leaf of first play; corners and edges rubbed and worn; gift inscription on endpaper; later inscription on title: [Los Angeles 1902]; small ink stamp beneath vignette on title and again, at the end of the book; else very good. The book consists of two plays, 'The Fortunate Disappointment' and 'Domestic Woe', written by Miss C Short for a Society of young Ladies. The final leaf is a statement of gratitude to the author's friend, Miss Seward [Anna Seward] for her contribution of the Prologue and Epilogue to the 'Fortunate Disappointment.' ' These little Dramas were written for a Society of Young Ladies, in whose welfare and improvement I am warmly interested; and a they have proved beneficial to this small circle, in promoting the habit of speaking with grace and propriety, I conceived they might be useful to others in similar situations, and therefore determined to present them to the public.' Preface.