Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson’s ‘Dear Mistress’ (Ian McIntyre) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Constable, 2008, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Further reading list; Genealogical tables;
From the cover: Hester Thrales relationship with Samuel Johnson has been the subject of endless speculation. She was his sparring partner, his most intimate confidante, his Dear Mistress and one of the most remarkable women of her time.
Hester Salusbury was a child prodigy. Later, as Mrs Thrale, her wit,…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 450 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.