MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself. Elizabeth CRAVEN.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.
MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.

MEMOIRS OF THE MARGRAVINE OF ANSPACH. Written by Herself.

London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 2 vols. Sm 4to. (9.3 in, 23.5 cm). [i-iii] iv-viii, [1] 2-430; [i-iii] iv-vii [blank], [1] 2-406 pp.; frontis. port. Printed in London by S. and B. Bentley.

First edition: Elizabeth Craven, Baroness Craven, later Elizabeth Margravine of Brandenburg-Anspach and Bayreuth (1750-1828) was an author of many genres including poetry, plays, and travel-writing. Horace Walpole admired her early poetry and was a friend. Lady Craven had various plays performed to benefit the poor. In defiance of social class, she staged a comedy that challenged female stereotypes at Drury Lane and attended it herself. Anspach, often alone, traveled to almost every country in Europe as a guest at the most fashionable courts.

OCLC. Blain et al., Feminist Companion 25. Robinson, Wayward Women 87. DNB. Tan three-quarter calf with burgundy marbled-paper sides, spine elaborately gilt-decorated with red and green morocco compartments lettered in gilt; bound by Tout & Sons. Top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece of author with tissue guard to each volume. Readership: Pictorial bookplate of Ella Virginia Hobart to each pastedown; lightly penciled notations primarily to preliminary leaves. Spines lightly sunned, vol II lower joints cracked but holding, margins with occasional smudges. Well-preserved, tight, and bright first edition. Very good+. Item #1146

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