Paris: Nyon l’aîné, 1787. Quarter mottled calf, edges stained red. Binding extremities rubbed, small tear at head of spine, endpapers slightly foxed. A very good, clean copy. First edition of an interesting work on the place of women in France at the end of the eighteenth century. Includes chapters on the troubadours, the influence of women on the government, women in science and the arts, the course of love, etc. Twelvemo. , xii, 212, [1, approbation and errata] pp. Item #17097
Barthelemy Gabriel Rolland d’Erceville (1734-1794) was the first president of the Chambre de Requêtes of the Parlement de Paris. He became an enemy of the Terror and was guillotined.
“Ouvrage contenant des détails curieux qui doivent le faire rechercher...” (Michaud). Cioranescu 53906. Gay III, 939.