Fables De FÉnÉlon, Edition OrnÉe De Figures..

FÉNÉLON, FRANÇOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE..

Bound in half black morocco over marbled boards. A little wear to extremities and scattered foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Gift inscription to Eleanor D. Partridge, 1826 on front pastedown, 1948 signature on first free endpaper.

£20.00

Publisher

Chez Ledentu Libraire, Quai des Augustins, No 31.,

Place

A Paris

Date

1809

Item Description

12mo. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. 196 pp. Text in French.

Illustrations

Illustrated by engraved title and 7 engraved plates.

Notes

An attractive early nineteenth century edition of the Fables of François Fénélon (1651-1715), theologian and writer, who served as Archbishop of Cambrai, 1695-1715. The Fables were originally composed for the education of the Duke of Burgundy (eldest son of the Dauphin), to whom Fénélon was tutor. He is best known for his Adventures of Telemachus, an attack on the divine right absolute monarchy, as exemplified by Louis XIV.

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