Paris: Locard et Davi…[et al. n.d., ca. 1817]. Two engraved title-pages with vignettes, ten copper-engraved plates, depicting scenes of French life. A little light offsetting. A very good, attractive copy. Finely bound by Morell in full brown. Gilt-ruled covers and spine, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. Two volumes, twelvemo. , 180; , 178 pp. Item #15610
Elisabeth Brossin de Mère neé Guenard (1751-1829), published over 300 books under her maiden name and several pseudonyms (A.L. Boissy, J.H. F. Geller, "Faverolles, ancien officier de cavalerie," etc.) and earned the nickname "la providence des libraires et des cabinets de lecture." She wrote a large number of moral tales and books for the education of young people, but also salacious memoirs, anecdotes and compilations. Some of her better known works include Irma ou les Malheurs d'une jeune orpheline (1800); Mémoires historiques de Mme la princesse de Lamballe (1801); Les Enfants voyageurs, ou les petits botanists (1819), etc.