Her First Book
An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear, compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets, with Some Remarks upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; Mess. Baker and Leigh, York-Street, Covent Garden; J. Walter, Charing Cross; T. Cadell, in the Strand; and J. Wilkie, No. 71. St. Paul's Churchyard, 1769.
First edition. , 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Her First Book. Contemporary polished calf, upper cover detached and worn Item #57778
Scarce first ediiton of the first book by the famous and erudite 'bluestocking', Elizabeth Montagu, and a great success. A direct attack on Voltaire's criticisms of Shakespeare, published four years after Dr. Johnson (another great adversary of Voltaire), brought out his edition of the English dramatist.
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