Originally issued in monthly parts, April 1744-May 1746, ostensibly by a club of four women.
Page 3-4: "Having agreed with myself on this important point, I commenced author...but on examining...I found...there was
an absolute necessity for me to call in to my assistance such of my acquaintance as were qualified....These three approved
my design, assured me of all the help they could afford, and soon gave a proof of it in bringing their several essays...whatever
production I shall be favoured with from these ladies, or any others...will be exhibited under the general title of the female
spectator; and how many contributors soever there may happen to be to the work, they are to be considered only as several
members of one body, of which I am the mouth."
Different engraving on verso of page opposite title page in each volume, underneath reads "Bonneau, sec.t."
Insignia/emblem on each title page
Book-plate on front paste-down of each volume that reads "Library of the University of Pennsylvania, The Godfrey F. Singer
Memorial presented by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Singer"
Each volume divided into "books"