The Ten Pleasures of Marriage

attributed to Aphra Behn

the ten pleasures of marriage  attributed to Aphra Behn

A signed and numbered handmade 88pp limited edition of 50 copies set in Garamond type on A5 90gsm St Cuthbert's Mill watercolour inkjet paper, quarter bound in faux suede.

The Ten Pleasures of Marriage is an ironic title: dressed up as a book of advice it is a witty satire on the perils of marriage. First published in 1682 under the pseudonym of A. Marsh it has been, because of its wit and irreverence, controversially attributed to the great playwright Aphra Behn. This latest edition, with the original illustrations, uses some modern spelling - 'does' for 'doth', 'has' for 'hath' - and eliminates the 17th century convention of capitalised common nouns.

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with handmade slipcase £210

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