The ADVENTURES of a Pincushion, designed chiefly for the use of Young Ladies. Vol. 1 & 2
The ADVENTURES of a Pincushion, designed chiefly for the use of Young Ladies. Vol. 1. (by Mary Ann Kilner)
Mary Ann Maze Kilner (1753–1831) was a prolific English writer of children's books in the late 18th c. Together, she and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Kilner, published over thirty books. Mary Ann published under the name "S. S.", which stood for her home in Spital Square, London.
"Imagination here Supplies. / What Nature's sparing Hand denies. / And, by her magic powers dispense, / To measure objects, thought & sense."
Vol. 1: London, Printed & fold by John Marshall, No. 4 Aldermary Church Yard, in Bow Lane, Cheapside. (Price Six Pence in Gilt Paper)
Vol. 1 etched frontispiece, 69 pages, with 17 illustrations
**RARE copy of one of several editions published in the 18th c.
John Marshall was the leading publisher of children's fiction in the last quarter of the 18th c. The Kilners were likely Marshall's most important authors.
Vol. 2: Printed by T. C. Hansard, Peterboro'-court, Fleet-street, London
Vol. 2 with 16 illustrations
**Later edition published c. 1816
Vol. 1: c. 1780 - 1783
Vol. 2: c. 1816
Box: 3.75" x 5.75" x0.75"
Surface wear to binding. Foxing through out. No page loss.