Lady Mary Wortley Montagu her life and letters (1689-1762) by Lewis Melville [pseud.] with a frontispiece by Aubrey Hammond, and sixteen other illustrations. by Lewis Melville

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Written in English

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  • Montagu, Mary Wortley, -- Lady, -- 1689-1762

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LC ClassificationsDA501 M7 B4
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Paginationxxi, 23-320 p. :
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL14967326M

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Montagu; Supplement to the Anecdotes [Critique of Cato] Wrote at the Desire of Mr. Wortley, suppress'd at the desire of Mr. Adison; Essay in The Spectaror [A Letter from the other world to a Lady from her former Husband] [Autobiographical romance: fragment] [Account of the Court of George I].

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