A Lausanne: Chez Hignou & Comp. Imprim. A. Fischer, Libraire, 1791. First edition. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and slight soiling to boards. Contemporary ink inscription on upper front board. Light foxing and light intermittent toning. Leaves in gathering B slightly loose. Bookplate on front pastedown. A very good copy of a rare book, clean and tight. Later decorative blue boards. Octavo. iv, 271 pp. Item #16319
Marie-Elisabeth Lafite (1737-1794), who was born in Hamburg, became the wife of a Hugenot minister from La Haye. She collaborated with her husband to produce the periodical Bibliotheque des sciences et des beaux arts. She also wrote several books on education, including Nouvelle Idee Sur L'Education, strongly influenced by Madame de Genlis. The work is divided into several sections, including seven didactic dialogues between two girls, Pauline and Sophie, and their mother Madame de Sainval; each dialogue is followed by a series of questions relating to the informational content of the dialogues and their corresponding correct answers.
Not in Cioranescu.