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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 290




[Francis John Stainforth]


Catalogue. [In a later hand:] of the library of female authors of the Rev. J. Fr. Stainforth.


Manuscript. Before 1866.

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WPRP 290


Thick 4to account book of 373 leaves, of which 254 leaves comprise the catalogue and 92 leaves comprise Stainforth's wants lists. Stainforth's interest lay in the works of British and American women poets and dramatists, and by the time of his death in 1866, he had amassed over 6000 works, many of which Stainforth sought to acquire each edition of every title. The books are listed alphabetically  on the rectos with additions on facing pages. Stainforth's collection provides what must be the single most comprehensive bibliographical record of English-speaking women poets and dramatists up to 1866.



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