London: A. Millar, 1752. Second Edition. Two vols., 12mos; vi, , 271; [ii], 322pp; contemporary calf. Bookplates; catalogue numbers inked to the base of each title page; 4pp in Vol. 1 loosely inserted as if never properly bound; discoloration to margins of endpapers from binding leather; hinges tender; front cover of first volume partially detached; spines browned and covers rubbed. Item #206010
The second edition, revised and corrected, of Lennox's popular satire. Although issued anonymously, her authorship was an open secret and widely recognized. Lennox's mentor Samuel Johnson is believed to have written the dedication as well as the penultimate chapter. This copy formerly from the collection of Lake Forest University (Illinois) Fleeman 52.3/lFQ/2.