18mo, pp. 171, , with a half-title (English title-page to verso), an engraved plate by Giraud and a hand-coloured folding engraved map (laid down on Japanese paper); English and French printed on facing pages throughout; some light toning but a very good copy, uncut, in modern calf, gilt; booklabel of Lucien Herman to half-title.
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The Hundred Thoughts of a young Lady, published in English and French by A.J. Lemierre. To which are added moral Apologues and Miscellanies [etc.] … /// Cent pensées d’une jeune Anglaise …
Second Paris edition, scarce, of this conduct book for young women, a paginary reprint of the Paris edition of 1798. ‘This little book has been composed by mistress Gillet, a young and celebrated Institutrice in London’, though this is possibly an imposture as the first edition is stated as ‘by R. Gillet, lecturer on philosophy and F.F.R.S.’. It was first published in 1796 as The Pleaseures of Reason with the French text following the English, with two further editions (actually re-issues with cancel title-pages) in 1797 and 1798.
The Paris editions introduced a small number of changes (editorial not authorial), to the slight detriment of the fluency of the English. It is not clear what connection Auguste-Jacques Lemierre d’Argy has with the work, despite his name on the title-page here.
Not in ESTC, but we have traced copies at BL, Glasgow, Bibliothèque de Genève, and the National Libraries of France and Spain.
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