THE FEMALE GUARDIAN. Designed to Correct some of the Foibles incident to Girls, and supply them with innocent amusement for their hours of leisure. By a Lady….
LOndon: John Marshall and Co, 1784. Engraved frontispiece; x , 128, [2 ad’s] pages. Original calf recently re-backed to match with a black gilt label. First edition. Ownership name on title; two leaves with repaired tears; some marking and browning; lacks last leaf of ad’s; else a good copy of a scarce work, which is comprised of 33 short sketches each designed to demonstrate both the triumphs and shortcomings of character. The assumed author is Lady Eleanor Fenn, but no definite attribution has been established.