Barbarina, Lady Dacre
Title DRAMAS, TRANSLATIONS AND OCCASIONAL POEMS
Binding Paper covered boards
Book Condition Very good
Publisher London John Murray 1821
Seller ID 862
8vo (5¾” x 9¼”). PRESENTATION COPY WITH INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR. Privately printed. 2 volumes: Vol 1: errata; 249. Vol. 2: 269. In original green paper covered boards with red morocco spine labels with titles in gold. Inscribed by the author in volume I to Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Baronet (1770 – 1844), a British entrepreneur, linguist and diplomat. Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre (1768–1854), was an English poet, playwright, and translator, who was considered one of the most accomplished women of her time. In addition to her writing, she sculpted, rode, was proficient in both French and Italian, and maintained an extensive correspondence with a circle of other literary women, including Joanna Baillie, Mary Russell Mitford, and Catherine Maria Fanshawe. In 1821 her collected works were issued in this two volume set, and privately printed (unknown limitation) for distribution among her friends (see preface, p.ix). Lady Dacre's Inscription to Sir Gore Ouseley: "To Sir Gore Ouseley Bart | with Lady Dacre's best Compliments."Very good with scattered light foxing throughout; bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley on the front pastedown of both volumes which have offset to the ffeps; spine tanned with slight chipping to the head of vol. I; light to moderate shelfwear; a surprising survival in the original boards. Martin. Bibliographical Catalogue of Privately Printed Books, p. 276.