Lot 246 of 377:
A tale of the ruin of a young woman  

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$400 - $600

Title:
The Prostitute, A Poem
Author:
Wynne, John Huddlestone
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for J. Wheble
Date:
1771
Description:

Engraved title-page. 4to, modern brown quarter calf, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, untrimmed. First Edition.

A didactic tale in verse of the ruin of a young woman named Melissa, who became entangled in a relationship with a man of higher economic and social rank, and ended up dead in the streets.  Wynne (1743-1788) was a prolific miscellaneous writer and, among other things, edited The Lady's Magazine for Wheble, the publisher of this poem.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Title repaired and laid down; several pages with paper repairs; loss of a few letters on one leaf, but not the sense.
 
Item number:
294549
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