A description of Millenium Hall, and the country adjacent: : together with the characters of the inhabitants, and such historical anecdotes and reflections, as may excite in the reader proper sentiments of humanity, and lead the mind to the love of virtue / By a gentleman on his travels.

Scott, Sarah, 1720-1795 [Browse]
London : Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-yard, MDCCLXII [1762]
[4], 262, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.


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Library of Congress genre(s)
Fiction [Browse]
Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
Novels18th century [Browse]
  • 1st ed. (of 4 noted by Roscoe).
  • Pagination omits p. 193-194 and repeats p. 217-218 (with no loss or repitition of content).
  • OCLC notes a variant issue in which the second page 218 is mis-set as "2r8".
  • Publisher's advertisements on [2] p. at end.
  • Attributed to Lady Barbara and Sarah Scott by Roscoe (OCLC also notes additional attribution to Oliver Goldsmith and Christopher Smart; cf. Halkett & Laing Cambridge bib. of English lit., v. 2, col. 1000; Crittenden, W.M. Life and work of Mrs. Sarah Scott, p. 98).
  • Illustrations: Frontis. depicting "Millenium Hall", signed by A. Walker.
  • Princeton copy 1 Inscribed on front free endpaper: "A Winstone"; illegible signature on rear free endpaper verso.
  • Princeton copy 1 Extensive annotations on facing front free endpaper verso and frontis. recto, dated 1798, about the "Scott sisters," with a citation to Gentleman's Magazine; endpaper inscription is headed "Mrs. Montague, my friend (?), and Mrs Scott, sisters to Ld. Hokeby."
  • Princeton copy 2 Evidence for assigned physical description heading(s) discovered by staff during 2014 survey. For more exact details consult book.
Binding note
Contemporary full calf, with double gilt-ruled borders on covers and horizontal gilt rules on spine with raised bands.
  • A description of Millenium Hall
  • The history of Miss Mancel and Mrs. Morgan
  • The history of Lady Mary Jones
  • The history of Mrs. Selvyn
  • The history of Mrs. Trentham.
  • Roscoe, A365(1)
  • ESTC, T107679
Other title(s)
Millenium Hall
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