literary miscellany, or, Selections and extracts, classical and scientific, with originals in prose and verse.

Collection History

The selection of images was prepared for the companion volume and website accompanying an exhibition, "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era," held April 8 - July 30, 2005 in the Library's D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall.

Related Resources

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell. Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era (2005)

NYPL. "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Nicholson, George, 1760-1825 (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1812 (Inferred)
Place: Stourport
Publisher: Printed by G. Nicholson
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz (Literary miscellany)
Young women--Conduct of life
Young women--Life skills guides
Each selection with separate title page, imprint date and pagination, except for Mr. Tyrold's advice (p. 61-71, first set).
Illustrations: Extra engraved title-vignette for Pennington's Unfortunate mother's advice, by S. Noble after W.M. Craig, and an unsigned endpiece; extra engraved title-vignette for De Lambert's Advice of a mother, by J. Hopwood after W. Hopwood; engraved title-vignette and endpiece for Gregory's A father's legacy, by C. Nesbit after T. Thurston (dated 1815); unsigned woodcut title-vignette for Horne's Picture of the female character.
Content: An unfortunate mother's advice to her daughters, in a letter to Miss Pennington (1803) / by S. Pennington. -- Mr. Tyrold's advice to his daughter, on the subject of discovering a prepossession, from the novel of "Camilla" / by Mrs. D'Arblay. -- Advice of a mother to her daughter (1801) / by the Marchioness De Lambert -- A father's legacy to his daughters (1815) / by J. Gregory. -- A picture of the female character, as it ought to appear when formed (1807) / by G. Horne.
Physical Description
Extent: [2], 71, [1], 52, 44, 8 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 15 cm.
Pforzheimer copy: Bound in three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt.
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15531524
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93064260-003e-0130-6962-58d385a7bc34
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