All the Histories and Novels written by the late ingenious Mrs. Behn, entire in one volume.

Behn (Aphra)

All the Histories and Novels written by the late ingenious Mrs. Behn, entire in one volume.

Viz. I. The history of Oroonoko, or the Royal slave. Written by the command of King Charles the Second. II. The fair jilt, or Prince Tarquin. III. Agnes de Castro, or the Force of generous love. IV. The lovers watch, or the Art of making love; being rules for courtship for every hour of the day and night. V. The ladies looking-glass to dress themselves by, or the whole art of charming all mankind. VI. The lucky mistake. VII. Memoirs of the court of the King of Bantam. VIII. The nun, or the Perjured beauty. IX. The adventure of the black lady. These three last never before published. Together with the History of the Life and Memoirs of Mrs. Behn. Never before printed. By one of the fair sex. Intermix'd with pleasant love-letters that pass'd betwixt her and Minheer Van Bruin, a Dutch merchant; with her character of the country and lover: and her love-letters to a gentleman in England. The Fourth Edition ...

Description: first 2 pages carrying advertisements, title-page a cancel, each part with its own title-page (dated 1699), fragment from fore-margin of d8 torn away, touching a few letters, paper flaw in b3 not allowing a few letters to print, variable browning, occasionally getting severe, pp. [x], liv, 464, 8vo, late 18th-century half calf, a little rubbed and worn, but still presentable, engraved armorial bookplate 'Ex libris Munden', by H.J.F. Badeley, 1903

Publication Details: Printed for R. Wellington ... And are to be sold by R. Tuckyr, 1700

Notes: Scarce reissue of the 1699 edition, with a cancel title. Wellington did not pick the best paper for his editions of Behn: the browning is inevitable - though unsightly, it is not of the embrittling kind.

Bibliography: (ESTC R216994)

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1700

Stock Number: 64838

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