London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1822. Two volumes. 8vo. xvi, 444; x, 413 pp. Each volume with frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; a nice copy with minor wear on covers and ex library stamps on title. Item #11952
Second edition of one of the author's delightful historical works.
Aikin (1781-1864) was the daughter of John Aikin. Her earliest writings were published when she was but sixteen years of age. Although she went on to write womens' history, a short novel, poetry and books of letters, her most important contributions were historical works such as the present one, which offered a glimpse of the lives of the people during the time period.