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Marriage Ceremonies: or, The Ceremonies used in Marriages in all Parts of the World . Translated from the Italian.
Printed for Abel Roper 1697 - somewhat browned in places, pp. [viii], 112, [12, last 3 pp. ads], 12mo, original sheep, later paper label on spine lettered in ink, very minor wear, good Third edition in English, but the first with this title, which is the one that stuck for the next four editions. The last chapter on the ‘Marriages of Idolators and Pagans’ covers Asia, Africa and the Americas. Florida is the only part of the United States included, but Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and South America are dealt with in some detail. We learn that the ‘droit de seigneur’ has lapsed in Scotland, and of the woeful state of affairs in Ireland. There is no entry for the English, nor for the Welsh.Not in Goodland, who lists the preceeding French editions, not the Italian edition, and the third edition of the English translation (1704, a copy of which is the only record of any English edition in ABPC on-line). There were additions to 1704 edition by Tom Brown, reputed author of the well-known spontaneous translation of a Martial epigram - ‘I do not love thee Dr. Fell .’ - literary collaborator with Aphra Behn and perhaps more than just a friend to her, and it seems likely that he is the translator of the present edition. Very scarce, and, in spite of the browning, an agreeable copy on account of the good state of the binding. (ESTC R39962, BL and Sheffield in the UK, Folger, Huntington, Newberry, Yale and Minnesota in the US)
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