Lot 316 of 515:
A tale of the ruin of a young woman  

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The Prostitute, A Poem

Wynne, John Huddlestone


Printed for J. Wheble



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

Title repaired and laid down; several pages with paper repairs; loss of a few letters on one leaf, but not the sense.

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