[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. In a Letter to a Lady. Written by a Lady. London: Printed for A. Roper, E. Wilkin, and R. Clavel, 1696. Engraved frontispiece. Small 8vo, contemporary calf, worn; internal tear on title (just touching a letter). Second edition. Wing A4059.