Roman Stories: or the HISTORY OF THE SEVEN WISE MISTRESSES OF ROME: containing Seven Days Entertainment, in many Pleasant and Witty Tales and Stories; wherein the Treachery of Evil Counsellors is discovered, Innocency cleared, and the Wisdom of the Seven Wise Mistresses displayed. Newly corrected and better explained and enlarged; and adorned with Cuts expressing the History. The Thirty-First Edition. 1790.
Title Roman Stories: or the HISTORY OF THE SEVEN WISE MISTRESSES OF ROME: containing Seven Days Entertainment, in many Pleasant and Witty Tales and Stories; wherein the Treachery of Evil Counsellors is discovered, Innocency cleared, and the Wisdom of the Seven Wise Mistresses displayed. Newly corrected and better explained and enlarged; and adorned with Cuts expressing the History. The Thirty-First Edition.
Published London. J. Hollis... where also may be had The History of the Seven Wise Masters.. No date [circa 1790].
Stock Code 12540
Description 96 pages. Engraved frontispiece, and 8 woodcuts within the text. Later plain sugar-paper wrappers. 12mo. A very good copy. No copy by this publisher located in ESTC., but a copy in the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton. The preface concludes. 'This small Book, by the diverting Stories therein, encourages and allures Youth to learn to read English; for which end it is written in an intelligible and easy style, adapted to the meanest Capacities.'
£225.00