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A Journey to England. With some account of the Manners and Customs of that Nation. Written at the Command of a Nobleman in France. Made English
Printed and Sold by A. Baldwin, London 1700 - (7 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches). Half-title. [8], 35, [1]pp. Early pink paper wrappers Provenance: Robert Pirie (bookplate) First edition of a satirical Frenchman's diatribe against the ill manners of the English. The "translation" is sometimes attributed to John Evelyn, though the work was written by the satirist William King. "Published anonymously and also sometimes attributed to Sorbiere, it ridicules the supposed impertinences of Martin Lister's A Journey to Paris in the Year 1698" (Howgego). Includes much on taverns and innkeepers ("so prodigious a number of Houses where they sell a certain Drink called Ales, that I think a good half of the Inhabitant may be denominated Ale-House-Keepers"), the insolence of dancing masters, surley Lords, and highway robbers. Wing E3490A; ESTC R219623; Howgego V:K8; Halkett & Laing III:p.202. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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