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Aiken Lucy; Memoirs of the Court of King James the First

SKU: Aiken Lucy; AB0811-207 $159.95
Second Edition of: Memoirs of the Court of King James the First by Lucy Aiken published by Longman Hurst Rees et. al. London in 1822. In two Octavo volumes. Bookplates by Jay Gould. Custom brown cloth with original laid on spine labels. Clipping mounted to front free endpaper of volume I. Random light foxing to pages. Very good condition. Lucy Aiken [1781-1864] English writer niece of Anna Laetitia Barbould. A diligent student of French Italian and Latin Aiken had articles and reviews published when she was 16. Her first major work ''Epistles on Women'' appeared in 1810 and was ''a poem a bold and arduous study in women's history which opens memorably retelling the Adam and Eve story and closed with Rachel Russell.'' Although Aiken produced a short novel her reputation was gained entirely by her historical works published between 1818 and1843. These memoirs were designed as a new genre ''the manners of the age the state of literature arts & culture interwoven with as slender a thread of political history as will serve to keep other matters in their place.'' Publisher trades advertisement of March 1823 published in the Literary Gazette: MEMOIRS of the COURT of QUEEN ELIZABETH by LUCY AIKIN. Printed for Longman Hurst Rees Orme Brown et. al. Memoirs of the Court of King James the First by Lucy Aikin. Designed as a Sequel to the Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth in 9 vols. Octavo 2nd edit.James I King of Great Britain and Ireland - Studies. Court and courtiers.