THE ADVENTURES OF A PINCUSHION. Designed Chiefly For the Use of Young Ladies.
London: John Marshall and Co, No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard, in Bow-Lane. [Price Six-Pence Bound.] No date [between 1781 and 1789]. Two parts in one volume. ,vii-x, 11-106 pages; paste-down book list to rear board. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 36 woodcuts within the text. Original Dutch floral boards. Possibly the first edition which was first advertised in Dorothy Kilner’s, ‘A Clear and Concise Account of the origin and design of Christianity,’ published in 1781. ‘The Adventures of a Pincushion’ was Mary Ann Kilner’s most successful work and remained extremely popular well into the nineteenth century. 18th century copies are rare. ESTC T89395. Expertly re-backed; some old corner creases; else a very good copy. .