1803 Advice of a Mother to Her Daughter
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
A very scarce work. A work of collected advice written by a mother, Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles the Marquise de Lambert, to her daughter, Marie-Therese. Lambert offers her daughter advice on happiness, shame, virtue, modesty, innocence, youth, time, reputation, and more. illustrated with a frontispiece. Lambert was known her her salon during the Regence era in France, with her salon being a temple for propriety and virtue when court was known for debauchery. She was greatly interested in education and also published 'Advice From a Mother to Her Son'. This work was originally written in French, and was originally published in 1728. When this work was published, Lambert's daughter was forty-nine years old. With one page of publisher's adverts to the rear.
In the original straight grain morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards and spine. A little fading to the spine. Minor loss to the head and tail of the spine. Light bumping to the extremities. Small crack to the head of the front joint. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown, 'Denise Griffiths, Feb 16th 1809'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean with only a couple of light spots. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page, 'Louisa N. Dukiosk, Jan 5 1841'.
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