Paris: Chez Treuttel et Würtz…de l'Imprimérie de Didot Jeune, 1803. First edition of a history of women in Biblical times, classical times, the Middle Ages and modern times that went through numerous editions in the next twenty years, with revisions by Barginet, Ratier, and most notably Charles Nodier, who added a significant volume in his notes. With six attractive engraved plates by Delvaux. Boards and heads of spines lightly rubbed, blue library stamp of "Gvulai Gaal Gaston, Konyvtara" on front free endpaper, half-title, and verso of frontispiece in each volume, one other small rubbersamp on verso of title. Otherwise a very good, and handsome copy. Contemporary calf over marbled boards, spines with green paste-paper labels. Three volumes, cctavo. , 350; , 344; , 345[15, ads] pp. Item #16840
Segur (1756-1805) was a poet, playwright and songwriter. He was elected Deputy for the Nobility of Paris for the Estates-General in 1789, and remained loyal to the king. In 1790, he retired from politics and devoted his life to literature. He was imprisoned during the Terror, but was released. He died while recovering from a chest illness at the age of forty-eight.
"Ouvrage agreable et le suel qui ait survecu au vicomte de Segur" (Querard, IX, 33)." Cioranescu 59882.