Book ID: 28857 An Account of Spain: Being a New Description of that Country and People; and of the Sea Ports along the Mediterranean: of Ceuto, Tangier, &c. Written by a French Gentleman, who was in Disguise Aboard the English Fleet . . Anonymous, TRAVEL, VOYAGES.
An Account of Spain: Being a New Description of that Country and People; and of the Sea Ports along the Mediterranean: of Ceuto, Tangier, &c. Written by a French Gentleman, who was in Disguise Aboard the English Fleet . . .

Spain in the 17th Century

An Account of Spain: Being a New Description of that Country and People; and of the Sea Ports along the Mediterranean: of Ceuto, Tangier, &c. Written by a French Gentleman, who was in Disguise Aboard the English Fleet . . .

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for Joseph Wilde, at the Elephant at Charing Cross, 1700.
Edition: First edition, one of two variants. In this one the dedication is signed "E. L."
Bibliographical References: ESTC R223814 records nine copies (Durham, Oxford Bodleian, National Trust, Folger, UCLA, Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, Beinecke); Wing A226C.
Condition: Edges neatly repaired; a little browning and slight smudges in the text; very good copy.
Book ID: 28857

Physical Description

8vo, contemporary panelled sheep neatly rebacked with the original spine laid on, brown leather spine label, gilt decorations and lettering.

Comments

Informed and lively observations on Spain at the end of the 17th century, the political intrigues of the monarchy, Spanish culture - including bull fighting and theater - and one allegorical tale entitled "The Story" about the "Monarchy of Philippia," all written in a series of letters to a Mr. Brunet from "His Devoted Friend R.--", who apparently visited Spain and northern Africa between 1694 and 1696. The “Epistle Dedicatory” signed “E. L." in this variant is signed "E. Lewis" in the other, equally scarce, variant. See ESTC R13796.

Price: $1,250.00

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