In the same sale, another anonymous work of 1798, a slightly waterstained copy in contemporary cloth of The Female Aegis; or, the Duties of Women from Childhood to Old Age was sold at £650 (Marlborough Rare Books).
Batchelor’s Directory in favour of marriage
SOLD for £2200 (C.R. Johnson) at Bloomsbury Auctions on August 19 was a Batchelor’s Directory.., a work. of 1694, which goes on to describe itself as ...a treatise on the excellence of marriage; of its necessity, and the means to live happy in it: together with an apology for the women against the calumnies of the men. Bound in contemporary red morocco gilt, this first edition was catalogued as “a dedication copy from the author”, but to whom, we are not told.