SAPPHO

[Mary Elizabeth Robinson, author, daughter of George IV's mistress Mary 'Perdita' Robinson.] Autograph Letter in the third person to the bookseller James Carpenter, asking for three of her mother's works, 'uniformly bound', for a Christmas present.

Author: 
Mary Elizabeth Robinson (1774-1818), author, daughter of Mary 'Perdita' Robinson (c.1757-1800), poet ('the English Sappho'), actress and mistress of George IV [James Carpenter, London bookseller]
Publication details: 
'Englefield Cottage | near Egham | Surry'. No date [postmark 14 December 1803].
£80.00

1p, 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with two postmarks (one from Egham) to 'Mr Carpenter | Bookseller | Old Bond Street | London'. Aged and worn, with Carpenter's spike-hole through one word of text. Reads: 'Miss Robinson will be obliged to Mr Carpenter, to send her the following works of her Mother's, uniformly bound – Together with the account of them: - Miss R must have them before Christmas day. | Viz. - | “Herbert De Sevrac” | “Vancenza” | “Angelina”'.

Epigrams on Sappho and other famous Greek Lyric Poetesses Englished by G. R. Woodward, M.A. (sometime Scholar of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge).

Author: 
George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934) ['Rev. G. R. Woodward, Mus. Doc. (Sometime Vicar of Walsingham)'] [private printing; Highgate Village; Walsingham]
Publication details: 
Privately Printed at 48 West Hill, Highgate Village, 1931.
£15.00

12mo (dimensions of leaf 12.5 x 9.5 cm): 10 pp. Stitched. In original brown printed card wraps (dimensions of wrap 13.5 x 10 cm). Edition limited to 120 copies, of which this is No. 23. Good.

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