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Aulnoy, Marie Catherine La Mothe, Countess d',
Ingenious and Diverting Letters of a Lady's Travels into Spain (London: D. Browne/ A. Bell, J. Darby/ A. Bettesworth/ J. Pemberton/ C. Rivington/ J. Hooke/ T. Cox/ J. Batley/ E. Symon, 1717).

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: being the truest and best| REMARKS extant, on that Court and Country.| [rule]| The Eighth EDITION.| With the Addition of a LETTER of the| State of SPAIN, as it was in the Year 1700.| By an English Gentleman.| [rule]| In Three PARTS.| [rule]| LONDON: Printed for D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby,| A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, J. Hooke,| T. Cox, J. Batley, and E. Symon. 1717.

Description

titlepage/ dedication: Richard Steele/ p.1-296/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: 10160.a.5}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t079450.

History of Publication
A. a this edition

English:

B. a (1692): {L: 10160.aa.43}.
  b [...] (1697).
  c [...] (1706): {L: 1607/4014}.
  d [...] (1708): {L: 10169.b.11}.
  e [...] (London: D. Browne/ A. Bell, J. Darby/ A. Bettesworth/ J. Pemberton/ C. Rivington/ J. Hooke/ T. Cox/ J. Batley/ E. Symon, 1717). [By and large a reprint with new preface by Delarivier Manley.]link
  f [...] (1722). [ESTC: n017235]
  g [...] (1735) [ESTC: t079449].
  h [...] (1738) [ESTC: t119140].
Remarks

New preface by Delarivier Manley after her reconcilliation with the "Gentleman, Scholar and Patriot" Richard Steele with a hint at the qualities of the book offering "Wit, Judgement and Capacity" especially to the female audience. The letters following the Lady's journey are filled with anecdotes, stories told by co-passengers and incidents in which the author claims to have been involved. Sketches of places and curious customs are second in place; rare: words on the condition the living conditions in visited regions.

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