ALMANAC FOR LITERARY LADIES

Le Parnasse des dames.

Paris, Janet, [1814].

18mo in 6s, pp. [14], 184, [8 (‘Calendrier pour l’an 1814’)], with engraved title with vignette, and 6 engraved plates, each with tissue guard; calendar printed within typographic border; a little marginal foxing; else a very good copy in a contemporary red straight-grained morocco case-binding, borders within a roll-tooled gilt frame of grapes and vine leaves, spine gilt to a neoclassical design, edges gilt; in a matching slipcase, lettered in gilt, lightly rubbed.

£325

Approximately:
US $440€388

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Le Parnasse des dames.

Checkout now

An attractive copy of Janet’s Parnasse des dames, a pocket-book alamanac on art and literature aimed at a female readership. The little volume contains a broad miscellany of verse, some by female authors, prefaced by engraved copies of works by seventeenth-century French and Dutch painters (Nicolas Poussin, Metzu, Antoine Le Nain, David Teniers twice, and van der Heyden), each accompanied by explanatory text.

You may also be interested in...

ONE OF THE CLASSIC NOVELS OF THE PRE-ROMANTIC MOVEMENT [KRÜDENER, Barbara Juliane de Vietinghoff, Baronne de.]

Valérie, ou Lettres de Gustave de Linar à Ernest de G… Tome premier [– second].

Rare first edition of Valérie, the most famous novel by the Russian mystic and novelist Madame de Krüdener (1766–1824), who for a time exerted an influence over Tsar Alexander I. The novel created a literary sensation, and became one of the classic novels of the pre-Romantic movement in France, receiving translations into a number of languages (although not apparently into Russian until 2000). Written partly as a roman à clef, it is largely inspired by the author’s romantic liaison with Alexandre de Skatieff.

Read more

Catechism for Country Midwives AUGIER DU FOT, Anne Amable.

Catechismo d’ostetricia per istruzione delle mammane di campagna composto per odine e a spese del governo di Francia. Traduzione dal francese. Operetta utile a qualunque Medico e Chirurgo, necessaria a qualunque Mammana per ben condursi nella difficil’ arte dei Parti …

Uncommon first Italian edition of this handbook of obstetrics, initially published in France at the behest of Turgot in 1775 and distributed gratis to French midwives.

Read more