The Milliner’s Girl; Or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman’s Daughter; Describing, the Circumstances Which Induced Her to Leave Her Father, Her Journey to London, and Remarkable Occurrence at the Inn; With Her Preservation From Ruin, and Further Particulars of Her Life to Her Marriage.
The Milliner’s Girl; Or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman’s Daughter; Describing, the Circumstances Which Induced Her to Leave Her Father, Her Journey to London, and Remarkable Occurrence at the Inn; With Her Preservation From Ruin, and Further Particulars of Her Life to Her Marriage.
The Milliner’s Girl; Or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman’s Daughter; Describing, the Circumstances Which Induced Her to Leave Her Father, Her Journey to London, and Remarkable Occurrence at the Inn; With Her Preservation From Ruin, and Further Particulars of Her Life to Her Marriage.
The Milliner’s Girl; Or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman’s Daughter; Describing, the Circumstances Which Induced Her to Leave Her Father, Her Journey to London, and Remarkable Occurrence at the Inn; With Her Preservation From Ruin, and Further Particulars of Her Life to Her Marriage.

The Milliner’s Girl; Or, Authentic and Interesting Adventures of Fanny Bilson, a Country Clergyman’s Daughter; Describing, the Circumstances Which Induced Her to Leave Her Father, Her Journey to London, and Remarkable Occurrence at the Inn; With Her Preservation From Ruin, and Further Particulars of Her Life to Her Marriage.

London: Published by Dean & Munday, Threadneedle Street, [ca. 1820]. 12mo, later grey wrappers. Hand-colored frontis. engraving, [7], 36 pp.

The tale of the utterly innocent third daughter of a poor clergyman, sent to London to support herself as a Milliner’s Girl, illustrated with an appealing hand-colored frontispiece. Miss Bilson travels with many misgivings, receiving advice and protection from a fellow coach traveler. In London, dubious characters attracted by the shop girls in the window flatter and tempt her, but she resists, saving herself from ruin. The frontispiece depicts two women in fine dress and bonnets, “Fanny Bilson & Miss Cowley preparing to set out for Vauxhall Gardens.” Dean & Munday (1810–1855) were copperplate and lithographic printers, booksellers and bookbinders. The firm published a number of popular children’s books, including The Butterfly's Ball and The Grasshopper’s Feast by Roscoe.

OCLC records three copies as well as one copy of a variant edition.

CONDITION: Very good, offsetting from frontispiece on title page, light soiling on first and last pages of text, interior clean and appealing.

Item #6056

Price: $250.00

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