A Paris: Chez l'Auteur et Bonneville, 1802. Engraved frontispiece. Front board worn in places, binding extremities a bit rubbed. Contemporary armorial bookplate. A very good, clean copy. Contemporary half calf over paste-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine with red morocco label. Twelvemo. xiii, , 324, 8 (publisher's catalogue) pp. Item #15870
First edition of an uncommon book by the author and publisher, Louis Dubroca (b. 1757), who was a prominent apologist for the Revolution and for the Napoleonic Regime. The book is a series of anecdotes, arranged according to the quality of moral excellence ("Amour conjugal," "Piété filiale," "Tendress fraternelle," etc.), the common theme being the moderating influence of women upon men.