On the Education of Daughters;

Fenélon (François de Salignac de la Mothe, Abbé)

On the Education of Daughters;

Translated from the French [by A.L.L.].

Description: with a fine folding stipple-engraved frontispiece, frontispiece and title-page a little foxed, pp. [viii], 111, 12mo, original half black roan, spine with gilt ruled compartments and lettered in gilt direct, corners a little worn, contemporary red morocco book-label inside front cover lettered 'Ann Webster', and, on the fly-leaf opposite a charming calligraphic inscription of Ann Webster, Leeds, Septemr 30th 1851

Publication Details: Printed by and for W. Darton, Jun., 1812

Notes: A popular text, first printed (in English) in Glasgow by the Foulis brothers in 1750. This is a new translation, commissioned by Darton, 'intended only for Protestant mothers' (i.e (almost) all references to Catholicism expunged): the translator was a female, but is only known by initials. Darton's bibliography reproduces the frontispiece, which is 'one of the earliest examples of a device found fairly frequently in WD's pubns in the coming years - suggest[ing] the aim of attracting juvenile readers.' A charming copy....more

Bibliography: (Darton H580)

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Price: £375

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1812

Stock Number: 63883

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