Warrington: Printed and Sold by John Harrison, for Maria Bradbur, 1825. An abridged English edition, notable for its being translated and edited by a woman. We have been unable to find out anything about Maria Bradburn, probably because this is such a scarce work. There are no copies recorded in OCLC. OCLC also lists no other books in which Maria Bradburn had any part. Binding extremities a bit worn and toned. Crude repair to upper title-page. Occasional light offsetting, very minor foxing to endpapers and gutter margins. Scattered light pencil marginalia. Small tear to lower corner of pp. 87-88. A very good copy, clean and free of browning. Original blue paneled calf tooled elaborately in blind, gilt-lettered spine. Octavo. , 148 pp. Item #16471
François Fénelon (1651-1715) is best known as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus (1699), regarding the educational travels of the son of Ulysses. It influenced the educational theories of Rousseau. In 1681, he published Traité de l’éducation des filles (Treatise on the Education of Girls), the first systematic work on female education.