Ingenious and Diverting Letters of a Lady's Travels into Spain. Describing the Devotions, Nunneries, Humour, Customs, Laws, Militia, Trade, Diet, and Recreations, of that People. Intermix'd with Great Variety of Modern Adventures, and Surprizing Accidents . . . The Eighth Edition. MARIE-CATHERINE AULNOY.
Ingenious and Diverting Letters of a Lady's Travels into Spain. Describing the Devotions, Nunneries, Humour, Customs, Laws, Militia, Trade, Diet, and Recreations, of that People. Intermix'd with Great Variety of Modern Adventures, and Surprizing Accidents . . . The Eighth Edition.

Ingenious and Diverting Letters of a Lady's Travels into Spain. Describing the Devotions, Nunneries, Humour, Customs, Laws, Militia, Trade, Diet, and Recreations, of that People. Intermix'd with Great Variety of Modern Adventures, and Surprizing Accidents . . . The Eighth Edition.

Publisher: London: Printed for D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, [et al.], 1717.
Edition: The eighth edition in English, preceded by editions beginning in 1691; all the 17th century English editions are very scarce.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T79450.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light browning and foxing; first signature, including the title-page, slightly stained; early doodles on the rear endpapers; very good copy.
Book ID: 28221

Description

8vo, contemporary panelled calf rebacked period style, red calf spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Three pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.

Comments

This English edition is a testament to the success and resiliency of Countess d'Aulnoy’s fictional travel narratives, years after they were originally published. As in all copies of this edition, there are errors in the pagination: page numbers 269-72 are omitted and numbers 285-88 are duplicated, but the text and register are complete and continuous.

Price: $475.00

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