(Juvenile.). INSTRUCTION D'UN PÈRE A SES FILLES,

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Ou, Ce qu'un Père croit devoir faire por bien élever ses filles, surtour pour les former à une solide piété.

Description: woodcut device on title, woodcut tailpiece at end, some soiling and staining, single worm hole in first gathering touching a few letters, pp. 47, 8vo, original floral wrappers, rubbed, soiled and frayed, lower out corner of lower cover torn off

Publication Details: [?Switzerland:], c. 1780

Notes: Not the prettiest of things, but a seemingly unrecorded item. The author begins by saying that the lack of proper education is what gives rise to the 'grande corruption' which prevails both in civil society and in the Church, and he states that the education of girls is just as important as that of boys. The instructions are mainly religious: towards the end other suitable subjects are brought forward, including geography, history (including Classical history), music, housekeeping, good manners, restraint in speaking, &c. The author concludes with considerations on how instruction should be gi...more

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Price: £650

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: c. 1780

Stock Number: 63442

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