Title: The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1817. Sixth Edition
Author: Mary Wortley Montagu
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London
The sixth edition of the complete works of Lady Montagu, who was one of the more notable English writers of the 18th century, one of the early feminists of an 18th century England, and being one of the major writers of an emerging era for feminism in the nation. She has been become particularly well known for her series of letters, especially those focusing on her travels to the Ottoman Empire, as her husband Edward Wortley Montagu was the British ambassador to Turkey. She was also also the first to introduce and advocate smallpox treatments and vaccinations to Britain, shortly after her return. Her work would address and challenge the contemporary views and attitudes held towards women, as well as their intellectual and social growth.
There are several folding facsimiles of Montagu’s letters in volumes one and two.
Five finely bound volumes in octavo, 308+339+298+331+355 pagesOn note of condition, these volumes are in good shape, with some minor wear noted on the marbled boards, and very minor wear on the spines. There is virtually no foxing or staining noted.