An essay in defence of the female sex in which are inserted the characters of a pedant, a squire, a beau, vertuoso, a poetaster, a city-critick, &c. in a letter to a lady / written by a lady.
|Author name: Astell, Mary, 1668-1731.|
|EEBO ID: 12129518||Date: 1697||Bib name / number: Wing / A4060|
|Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery|
|UMI Coll. / reel no.: Early English Books, 1641-1700 / 756:02||Physical Description: , 148,  p., 1 leaf of plates.|
|Imprint: London : Printed for A. Roper ..., and R. Clavel ..., 1697.|
[Edition statement:] The third edition with additions.
Women -- Social conditions.
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