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The Records of Love: or, Weekly Amusements for the Fair Sex
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The Records of Love: or, Weekly Amusements for the Fair Sex (London: D. Brown, J. Milner, 1710).

THE| RECORDS| OF| LOVE:| OR,| Weekly Amusements| FOR THE| FAIR SEX.| [rule]| VOL. I.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed by J. Grantham, and Sold by D. Brown| at the Black-Swan, without Temple-Bar; And J.| Milner at Lincolns-Inn Back Gate, in Lincolns-Inn-|Fields. 1710. Where Subscriptions are taken in.

 
History of Publication

this editionAppeared in weekly issues from 7 Jan 1710 to 25 Mar 1710. The journal's subscription terms may have been responsible for its discontinuation after volume one: possibly, there were too many subscribers who failed to pay the amount of 12 d. due after receiving the last issue - see p.[192].

 
Details
Volumes 1 volume, p.3-[192]
Frequency weekly
Size / Format 16 unnumbered pages, 8.
Price 2 d. per weekly issue - that is 2 s. for 12 issues
subscriptions: 1 s. 6 d. for 12 issues with free home delivery (of which 6 d. have to be paid in advance and 12 d. after receiving the last issue - which makes a 6 d. discount for subscribers).
Imprint London: Printed by J. Grantham, and Sold by D. Brown at the Black-Swan, without Temple-Bar; And J. Milner at Lincolns-Inn Back Gate, in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. 1710. Where Subscriptions are taken in.
Distribution bookshops and home delivery for subscribers
Editors & Contributors
Voices and Personae
within the paper
Pseud.: Gossip, Endimion, Esq. (p.29 etc.).
Addressees primarily a female audience
Self-classification title "Records", p.15: "paper" - the longer contributions are listed as p.15: "Novel", p.30 "History, Record, or Memoir".
Politics / Religion
Recycled Material includes French love stories, sources unverified
Advertisements humorous like the call for a lottery, through which interested ladies shall get the chance to come into contact with the best officers about to return to England after the war of the Spanish Succession
Contents / Sections individual novels plus entertaining advertisements
Location / Microform / Online {L: 1155.l.11}.
Research / Secondary Sources Olaf Simons, Marteaus Europa oder Der Roman, bevor er Literatur wurde (Amsterdam, 2001), p.358-360
Remarks

Love stories among the sons and daughters of London merchants and country gentry residing in London. Female protagonists like Sabina (nos. 6-7), who marries the first man she can get hold of, only to prevent her warden from marrying her to his son. They all prove to be suprisingly independent. Further stories based upon French originals (tragic: the short romance no. 5 in the Arabian genre). The editors ramble through London and insert gossip and curious advertisements.

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