[ASTELL, Mary] An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex. In which are inserted the characters of a pedant, a squire, a beau, a vertuoso, a poetaster, a city-critick, &c., London: A. Roper, E. Wilkinson and R. Clavel, 1696. 8°, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece (upper margin of frontispiece cropped, a few light stains), contemporary speckled calf (head of spine repaired, front cover almost detached, extremities lightly rubbed); bookplate of John L. Nevinson. FIRST EDITION. Wing A4058.
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