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An essay on woman and other pieces printed at the private press in Great George-Street, Westminster, in 1763, and now reproduced in fac-simile from a copy believed to be unique. To which are added epigrams and miscellaneous poems now first collected. By the Right Hon. John Wilkes M.P. for Aylesbury, and afterwards Lord Mayor of London. Preceded by an introductory narrative of the extraordinary circumstances connected with the prosecution of the author in the House of Lords, digested and compiled from contemporary writers.

Author/Creator:
Wilkes, John, 1725-1797.
Publication:
London, Privately printed, September MDCCCLXXI [1871].
Format/Description:
Book
v, [1], xvi, 263, [1] p. 24 cm.
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Other Title:
Essay on woman
Fingerprint:
4444 ."as N.l. *Pit (3) 1871 (R)
Subjects:
Wilkes, John, 1725-1797. Essay on woman.
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Essay on man.
Women -- Poetry.
Erotic poetry, English.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Contents:
Introduction
An essay on woman
The universal prayer
The dying lover to his prick
Veni Creator; or, the maid's prayer
Epigrams and miscellaneous pieces
Appendix.
Notes:
With a half title.
Facsimile of a reprint as no original is known.
Text of poems printed in red.
With an appendix (p. 57-263) of documents and contemporary accounts of Wilkes and others connected with the publication.
Authorship, formerly in much dispute, ascribed also to Thomas Potter, who may have assisted. A parody of Pope's An essay on man, a small portion only of the work being printed.
Penn Chronology:
1871
Contributor:
Potter, Thomas, 1718-1759.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
81890120