The English Short Title Catalog Entry for Montagu, Court Poems, 1713

ESTC System No.   006244964
ESTC Citation No.   T5770
Title   LinkCourt poems. Viz; I. The basset-table. An eclogue. II. The drawing-room. III. The toilet. ...
Publisher/year   LinkLondon : printed for J. Roberts, MDCCVI [1716]
Physical descr.   [2],iii,[3],23,[1]p. ;  8o.
General note   The greatest share in the authorship of these verses is that of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
  Each poem is preceded by a half-title.
  Date of publication from Foxon, Halkett and Laing, and British Library catalogue.

        Montagu's occasional poetry was published anonymously, but attracted attention because it offered the reading public access to the privileged world of elite salons, "tea tables," and other aristocratic social settings where fashions were made.  Public pursuit of fashionable ideas, poetic forms, clothing, attitudes, etc., which are called "the mode," come to be designated as "modern."

        Montagu's more famous work during her lifetime was this epistle in prose, a form of "diplomatic letter" or "foreign correspondent's report" from Constantinople, detailing life in the Ottoman court:

ESTC System No.   006009118
ESTC Citation No.   N18271
Author - personal   LinkMontagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762.
Title   LinkThe genuine copy of a letter written from Constantinople by an English Lady, who was lately in Turkey, and who is no less distinguish’d by her wit than by her quality; to a Venetian nobleman, one of the prime virtuosi of the age. Translated from the French original, which is likewise added.
Publisher/year   LinkLondon : Printed: and sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, and A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, 1719.
Physical descr.   12p. ;  4⁰.
General note   An English Lady = Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu.
  Price in square brackets: (Price Three Pence.)

        As women such as Montagu and Finch began to publish, albeit anonymously, male writers often answered them in similar small-format pamphlets.  Sometimes, the answers were hostile attacks, but at other times, the answers were collaborative publications in which Montagu also took part, such as this edition:

ESTC System No.   006350162
ESTC Citation No.   T79457
Author - personal   LinkHammond, James, 1710-1742.
Title   LinkAn elegy to a young lady, in the manner of Ovid. By ------ With an answer: by a lady, author of the verses to the imitator of Horace.
Publisher/year   LinkLondon : printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXXXIII. [1733]
Physical descr.   8p. ;  2⁰.
General note   Anonymous. By James Hammond.
  A Lady = Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
  Sometimes attributed to John, Lord Hervey.
Uncontrolled note   For attribution to Lady M.W. Montagu see Robert Halsband ’Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montaqu’ p.146 note 1