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[Behn, Aphra 1640 - 1689].
LOVE - LETTERS BETWEEN A NOBLEMAN And His SISTER; With the History of Their Adventures. In Three Parts
London: Printed for D. Brown, J. Tonson, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke and G. Strahan, 1718. 5th edition (NCBEL II, 980; O'Donnell, p. 76). Binding appears to be later 18th C / early 19th C. full-paneled calf, with gilt perimeter rule to boards. Raised bands. Maroon title label in second spine compartment. Date gilt stamped to spine base. General binding wear, with spine showing some thin vertical stress cracks. Book label to front paste-down, with offset to ffep. O5 lacks upper corner [no text affected]. A VG copy.. [14], 505 pp. Divisional dated t.p. ["The Second Part"] follows p. [124]. Divisional dated t.p. ["The Third Part"] follows p. [288]. 8vo: [A] - Ii8, Kk4 [Kk2 missigned Kk3]. 5" x 8" Aphra Behn is considered by many to be England's first professional female writer and she is the first woman whose writing won her burial in Westminster Abbey. . She was probably born in Kent the daughter of Bartholomew & Elizabeth Denham Johnson. She traveled to Surinam in 1663-1664 and married a Dutch merchant who died of the plague in 1665. In 1666 she served as an agent for the British government as she was sent to Antwerp to gather information about exiled Cromwellians and to relay Dutch military plans. She first achieved literary celebrity as a playwrite, entering the theatre in 1760 where she produced more than 17 plays. Her speciality was the "Spanish comedy" of intrigue where she manipulates a number of couples into a complexity of intrigues, mistaken identities, duels, practical jokes and the rest. Her best known play is The Rover (1677) set in Naples. A number of her … [Click Below for Full Description]
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