Item #50087 The WORKS Of HANNAH MORE. Hannah More, 1745 - 1833.
The WORKS Of HANNAH MORE.
The WORKS Of HANNAH MORE.

The WORKS Of HANNAH MORE.

New - York: Published by Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff - Street, and Sold by the Principal Booksellers Throughout the United States, 1835. "First Complete American Edition" Cf. American Imprints 33130. First 2 volumes [of an eventual 7]: vi, [4], [viii] - [13] - 562, [2]; iv, [5] - 587 pp. Text [mostly] double column. Volume II concludes with "The End", so these 2 complete in & of themselves. Frontispiece. Engraved title in Vol I. Royal 8vo. Original publisher's deep maroon half-leather bindings, black cloth boards, gilt decorated spines. Marbled eps & edges. Average wear. Foxing. A VG set, all original. Item #50087

More "was an English religious writer and philanthropist, remembered as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist. ... She became involved with the London literary elite and a leading Bluestocking member. Her later plays and poetry became more evangelical; she joined a group campaigning against the slave trade. In the 1790s she wrote several Cheap Repository Tracts on moral, religious, and political topics for distribution to the literate poor (as a riposte to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man). ... More has received both praise and criticism for her political conservatism and been variously described as an anti-feminist, a 'counter-revolutionary' feminist, or a conservative feminist." [Wiki].

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