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1801 Joliveau Fables Young Girls Animals Aesops French Signed By Author Leather For Sale
Fables Nouvelles en Vers, divisées en Six Livres, suivies de quelques Poésies.
Joliveau, Adeline. Cordier et Legras, La veuve De Vaux, Paris, 1801.
12mo., bound in contemporary half green morocco, spine ribbed and gilt, red mottled
edges. With fine engraved frontispiece showing King Lion carrying away a
lamb caught by the wolf. 252 pp, complete and light ly worn inside and out, with pages carrying moderate foxing. This particular copy was limited in production, and is signed by Joliveau on the presentation page in ink. Extremely valuable, compare at THOUSANDS elsewhere!
Rare first edition of a collection of
newly invented fables, published by Adeline Joliveau (1756-1830), who
married a French civil servant and devoted herself to teaching. The
present fables were intended for the education of young girls. It was
the first fable collection - apart from l'Herbier Moral by Madame de
Genlis - published by a French woman. At the end of the 136 fables,
divided over 6 Books, four fables are translated in Italian by Séraphin
Maffei, and some miscellaneous poetry by Mrs. Joliveau is added. Written
in a clear, simple and natural style, with use of delicate metaphors,
and of good taste in the choice of mythologies and morals, the book is a
real classic in the field of children's literature. Fine copy, with ms.
presentation by the author on verso half-title.
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1801 Joliveau Fables Young Girls Animals Aesops French Signed By Author Leather: $275