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WOMEN, MORALITY AND ADVICE LITERATURE

Manuscripts and Rare Printed Works of Hannah More (1745-1833) and her circle from the Clark Library, Los Angeles

Part 1: Manuscripts, First Editions and Rare Printed Works of Hannah More

Part 2: Gift Books, Memoirs, Pamphlets and the Cheap Repository Tracts

Part 3: Writings by The Eminent Blue Stockings

Contents of Reels - Part 1

Manuscripts

REEL 1

A collection of letters to and from Hannah More
• Letters from Hannah More
• Hannah More: undated letters

Correspondents include: John Hiley Addington, MP, Henrietta Maria Bowdler, Ann (Lovell) Gwatkin, Sarah Martha Holroyd, Mrs Ann Kennicott, Alexander Knox, Zachary Macaulay, Sir William Weller Pepys, Lady Olivia Sparrow, James Stephen, Lord Teignmouth, Henry Thornton.

Pocket Book, beginning 1794

REEL 2

A collection of letters to and from Hannah More (CONTINUED)
• Letters from Ann Kennicott to Hannah More
• Letters from other correspondents
• Other letters

Correspondents include: John Hiley Addington, MP, Henrietta Maria Bowdler, Ann (Lovell) Gwatkin, Sarah Martha Holroyd, Mrs Ann Kennicott, Alexander Knox, Zachary Macaulay, Sir William Weller Pepys, Lady Olivia Sparrow, James Stephen, Lord Teignmouth, Henry Thornton.

Hannah More manuscripts
• Letters to and from Hannah More
• Bluestocking letters

Correspondents include: Sir Thomas Ackland, Cadell and Davies, Hester Chapone, Joseph Cottle, Elizabeth Montagu, David Garrick, Sir Robert Peel.

‘Reminiscencies’, 1827, notebook

Transcript of ‘Reminiscencies’ by Janice Devereux

First Editions and Rare Printed Works Works and works inspired by

REEL 3

1821 Hannah More (henceforth HM)
Bible rhymes, on the names of all the books of the Old and New Testament: with allusions to some of the principal incidents and characters.
London. T Cadell and Hatchard and Son. First Edition.

1789 [HM] Bishop Bonner’s ghost
Strawberry-Hill. Printed by Thomas Kirgate. First and only edition.

1813 HM Christian morals
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

1813 HM Christian morals
New York. Eastburn, Kirk & Co. First American from the fourth London edition.

REEL 4

[HM] Coelebs in search of a wife. Comprehending observations on domestic habits and manners, religion and morals.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

[HM] Coelebs in search of a wife. Comprehending observations on domestic habits and manners, religion and morals.
New York. T & J Swords. 2 vols. First American edition from the second London edition.

REEL 5

HM Coelebs, ou Le choix d’une épouse, roman moral, contenant des remarques sur les
usages et les devoirs domestiques, sur la religion et sur les moeurs.
Paris. chez P Mongio l’aine, Libraire. 2 vols.

REEL 6

1809 [Byron, Medora G] Celia in search of a husband. By a modern antique.
London. Printed at Minerva Press, for A K Newman & Co. 2 vols. Second edition.

1809 [Mudford, William]
Nubilia in search of a husband; including sketches of modern society, and interspersed with moral and literary disquisitions.
London. J Ridgeway, Sherwood, Neely and Jones. First edition.

REEL 7

1809 HM Rover, George [pseudonym]
Coelebs suited, or the opinions and part of the life of Caleb Coelebs, Esq a distant relation of the late Charles Coelebs, Esq deceased. By Sir George Rover, Bart.
London. Edmund Lloyd. First edition.

1812 [Barlow, F]
A sequel to Coelebs; or, the Stanley letters: containing observations on religion and morals; with anecdotes founded on fact.
London. M Jones. First edition.

1817 [Corp, Harriet]
Coelebs deceived. By the author of ‘An antidote to the miseries of human life’, ‘Cottage sketches’, etc.
New York. J Seymour. 2 vols in one.

REEL 8

1815 HM An essay on the character and practical writings of St Paul.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

1777 [HM] Essays on various subjects, principally designed for young ladies.
London. J Wilkie and T Cadell. First edition.

(1820) HM Essays on various subjects principally designed for young ladies.
Edinburgh. Oliver & Boyd. A new edition. With a memoir by the author.

REEL 9

1791 [HM] An estimate on the religion of the fashionable world. By one of the laity.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

1792 [HM] Hodson, Septimus. Sermons on the present state of religion in this country and on other subjects.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

1779 [HM] The fatal falsehood: a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent Garden. By th [sic] author of Percy.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

1779 [HM] The fatal falsehood: a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent Garden. By the author of Percy.
London. T Cadell. First edition. The fourth entry bound with four other works in a volume entitled ‘Plays’ as follows:

Delap, John. The royal suppliants. A tragedy. As performed at the Theatre- Royal in Drury Lane. London. 1781.

[Pratt, Samuel Jackson] The fair Circassian. A tragedy. As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. London. 1781.

Cowley, Hannah, Albina, Countess Raimond. A tragedy, by Mrs Cowley: As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in the Haymarket. London. 1779.

[Francklin, Thomas] The Earl of Warwick, a tragedy, as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London. 1769. Fourth edition.

REEL 10

1780 [HM] The fatal falsehood: a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent-Garden by the author of Percy.

London. T Cadell. Second edition. The fourth entry in a volume entitled ‘More’s Plays’ as follows:

• [HM] Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock. London. 1778.
• Second edition.
• [HM] The Search After Happiness. London. 1785. Eighth edition.
• [HM] Percy. London. 1784. Third edition.

HM The feast of freedom, or, the abolition of domestic
slavery in Ceylon; the vocal parts adapted for music by Charles Wesley, Esq., organist in ordinary to His Majesty …
London. T Cadell. Second (?) edition.

1805 [HM] Hints towards forming the character of a young princess.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

REEL 11

1819 HM Hints toward forming the character of a young princess.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. Fifth edition with a new preface.

1786 [HM] Florio: a tale, for fine gentlemen and fine ladies: and the Bas Bleu; or conversation: Two poems.
London. T Cadell. First edition. Bound in a volume entitled ‘Pamphlets’, including ‘Bozzy and Piozzi, or the British biographers, a town eclogue. By Peter Pindar Esq.

REEL 12

1774 HM The inflexible captive: a tragedy.
Bristol. S Farley and T Cadell. First edition.

HM Moral sketches on prevailing opinions and manners, foreign and domestic: with
reflections on prayer.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. First edition.

HM Moral sketches of prevailing opinions and manners, foreign and domestic: with
reflections on prayer.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. Sixth edition.

REEL 13

(1819) [HM] [Moral sketches]. A contemporary anonymous review of Hannah More’s ‘Moral Sketches of Prevailing Opinions and Manners, Foreign and Domestic: with Reflections on Prayer.’ pp 131-141.

1777 [HM] Ode to Dragon, Mr Garrick’s house-dog, at Hampton.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

1811 HM Practical piety; or the influence of the religion of the heart on the conduct of the life.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

nd HM Practical piety; or, the influence of the religion of the heart on the conduct of life.
(1855?) New York. American Tract Society. Revised, slightly abridged.

REEL 14

HM Remarks on the speech of M Dupont, made in the
national convention of France, on the subjects of religion and public education.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

[HM] Sacred dramas; chiefly intended for young persons: the subjects taken from the Bible.
To which is added
Sensibility, a poem.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

1815 HM Sacred dramas chiefly intended for young persons. The subjects taken from the Bible. To which is added, Sensibility, an epistle.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. Twentieth edition with additions.

HM Sir Eldred of the bower, and the bleeding rock: two legendary tales.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

nd [HM] A search after happiness: a pastoral in three dialogues (1773?) by a young lady.
Bristol. S Farley. First edition.

1773 [HM] The search after happiness: a pastoral drama.
Bristol. S Farley. Second edition with additions.

1796 [HM] The search after happiness: a pastoral drama.
London. T Cadell, Junior, and W Davies. Eleventh edition, with additions.

1811 [HM] The search after happiness: a pastoral drama to which is added, Joseph made known to his brethren: A sacred drama.
Philadelphia. Johnson and Warner.

REEL 15

1775 [HM] The search after happiness: a pastoral drama.
Bristol. Bonner and Middleton. Sixth edition. Bound with three other works in a volume entitled ‘More’s Plays’ as follows:

[HM] The inflexible captive: a tragedy, Bristol. 1774. Third edition.

[HM] Sir Eldred of the Bower, and The Bleeding Rock; or, The
Metamorphosis of a Nymph into a Stone: two legendary tales. T Cadell. 1778. Second edition, corrected.

[HM] Percy, a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden. London. T Cadell. 1778. First edition, with tipped in errata sheet.

1788 HM Slavery, a poem.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

[HM] The spirit of prayer. Selected and compiled by herself from various portions exclusively
on that subject in her published volumes.
London. T Cadell. First edition.

[HM] The Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World.
London. T Cadell. Fifth edition, the first item in a volume entitled ‘More’s Tracts’.

1799 [HM] Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society.
London. T Cadell and W Davies. Ninth edition, the second item in a volume entitled ‘More’s Tracts’.

HM Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society; An estimate
of the religion of the fashionable world; Remarks on the speech of M Dupont;
London. T Cadell and W Davies. A new edition. Tracts written during the Riots, 1817.

REEL 16

1799 HM Strictures on the modern system of female education. With a view of the principles and conduct prevalent among women of rank and fortune.
London. T Cadell Junior and W Davies. 2 vols. First edition.

1800 HM Strictures on the modern system of female education. With a view of the principles and conduct prevalent among women of rank and fortune.
Charlestown. Printed for Samuel Etheridge, for E Larkin, Boston. 2 vols in one. First (?) American edition.

1799 [HM] A letter to Mrs Hannah More on some part of her late publication, entitled ‘Strictures on Female Education’ to which is subjoined a discourse on Genesis XV 6 preached at Christ’s Church in Bath. By the Rev Charles Daubeny, LL B. Minister of Christ’s Church, Bath.
London. J Hatchard, and F & C Livingston. Seventh item in a volume entitled ‘Pamphlets’.

1800 [HM] Sappho Search [John Black]. A poetical Review of Miss Hannah More’s strictures on female education: in a series of anapestic epistles.
London. T Hurst. This item has been filmed from the collections of the British Library.

1793 [HM] Village politics. Addressed to all mechanics, journey- men, and day labourers, in Great Britain, by Will Chip, a country carpenter.
London. F and C Rivington. Seventh edition.

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