Wolverhampton BTW

A Tour in the Isle of Wight

Published 1822
Author Anon - Female
Title A Tour in the Isle of Wight, in the Autumn of 1820. Currente Calamo.
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed by A. and R. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square. 1822.
Printer’s colophon London: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square.
Format 8o; 1 vol.: pp. 84
Sources BBT 121; NSTC 2WI9537
Copy inspected BL 10351.f.4; Google Oxford
Notes

1) T.p. epigraph: [Let us become acquainted with the beauties of our own country, before we explore those of a foreign land. Hints to Travellers.]; from John Marriott, Hints to a Traveller into Foreign Countries (1816).

2) Attribution: ‘To the Reader’ (signed ‘The Author’) identifies the author as female and suggests a private limited edition: ‘a few copies distributed among those whom friendship or acquaintance might render willing to receive a memorial of the respect and regard of the author’ (dated ‘St. James’s Square, July 6th, 1822’). John Martin, Bibliographical Catalogue, 2nd edn (1854), notes an attribution of the work to Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849): ‘In Mr. Eyton’s catalogue, celebrated for a very large collection of privately printed books, it is said to be by the late Countess of Blesington [sic]’ (299). The final entry in the text, dated 2 October 1820, coincides also with Blessington's return to London reported by The Morning Post for that day.

4) Full text links: Google

Genre Narrative
BTW record no. BTW1006
Region England