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The female spectator. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood. The seventh edition. In four volumes. Volume I
Person:
Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
Conan, Robert Author (inscription)
Bonneau Illustrator
Singer, Jacob Author (book-plate)
Gardner, H. Printed for
Title:
The female spectator. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood. The seventh edition. In four volumes. Volume I
Variant Title:
The female spectator. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood. The seventh edition. In four volumes. Volume II (Letter-press, Full, Volume, v.2)
The female spectator. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood. The seventh edition. In four volumes. Volume III (Letter-press, Full, Volume, v.3)
The female spectator. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood. The seventh edition. In four volumes. Volume IV (Letter-press, Full, Volume, v.4)
The female spectator ("The female book [arabic numeral]" (verso); "book [arabic numeral] spectator" (recto))
Edition:
The seventh edition. Seventh edition
Publisher:
v.1 v.2 v.3 v.4 London London: H. Gardner, opposite St. Clement's Church, in the Strand.
Publication date:
M.DCC.LXXI.
Format:
Duodecimo
Number of Volumes / Pagination:
4 v. :
Book Height:
18 cm. (12 mo)
Authorship Claim:
Author (text) Proper name By Mrs. Eliza Haywood Title Page Female Female
Author (paratext) Generic/Descriptive I am, with the most profound duty and submission...The female spectator Letter Female Female In paratextual/prefatory letter at beginning of novel
Paratextual Essay Description:
Dedication To her grace the duchess of Leeds. Front v.1
Index Index. Back v.1 v.2 v.3 v.4 First item on index of volume 1: "Author, her character"
Narrative form:
First-person Letters Long stretches of narrative about other characters, therefore appear to be in the third-person One instance of dramatic dialogue
Inscription:
Robt. Conan Ink On top right of each volume title page v.1 v.2 v.3 v.4
alfCad(?) Ink On top left of front paste-down of volume 1 Unclear v.1
W.6 Pencil On top left of front paste-down of all volumes v.1 v.2 v.3 v.4
Marginalia:
Ink Letters v.1 Reads "y/ao" On verso of title page, in the center of page
Citation / Reference Note:
ESTC (RLIN) T135109
Subject Headings:
CHR 1771
PRO Conan, Robert (autograph) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
Corporate / Collection Name:
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Novels
Repository:
University of Pennsylvania
General notes:
S-M copy
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"