A Lille: Chez André-Joseph Panckoucke...Chez Tilliard... 1749. First edition of an often reprinted school book for young women, published by André-Joseph Packhoucke (1700-1753), the founder of the Packoucke publishing firm. The Panckouckes were known for publishing educational manuals and reference books. André-Joseph's son Charles Joseph published carried the company firmly into the Enlightenment, with his publication of l'Encyclopédie méthodique (1780) and others. The first edition is quite uncommon: OCLC lists copies at Bryn Mawr and the University of Wisconsin only in North America. Corners, head of spine of Vol. II lightly worn. A very good set. Contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spines with pastepaper labels, edges stained red. Two volumes, twelvemo. xxxvi, 479; , 534,  pp. Item #17023
Subjects dealt with include grammar, poetry, history, geography, and arithmetic. In the preface, the author lauds women as educators of families and moral exemplars for men.