Elémens Historiques, Ou Méthode Courte Et Facile Pour Aprendre L'Histoire Aux Enfans.

(Juvenile.) MAUPERTUY (Jean-Baptiste Drouet de, translator)

Elémens Historiques, Ou Méthode Courte Et Facile Pour Aprendre L'Histoire Aux Enfans.

Tome I [-II].

Description: 2 vols., woodcut head- and tail-pieces, a trifle browned in places, one letter has failed to print on p. 237 in vol. ii (the first letter of the last line), pp. xviii, [iv], 227; [ii], 434, 12mo, contemporary speckled calf, sides gilt with a crest (a lion rampant within a semicircle, with a ?shield beyond the semicircle), spines richly gilt in compartments, spine slightly faed, a few scuffs, armorial stamp to tiltes, bookplate of the Danish historian Aage Fasmer Blomberg

Publication Details: Paris: André Cailleau, 1730

Notes: A very nice copy of the fiirst edition of the French translation of Historica, sive brevis, facilisque Methodus Juventutem Orthodoxam notitiâ Historicâ imbuendi, Pro Gymnasiis Societatis Jesu in Germania Superioris Provincia. Authore Ejusdem Societatis Saccrdote [i.e. Maximilien Dufresne], Augsburg, M. Wolff 1726-27. There were several Latin editions, and it was translated into German as well as French. The history comes right up to date, with the Russians joining the Peace of Vienna in 1726. We have not been able to identify the crest on the covers, nor the crowned monogram on the titles....more

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Price: £650

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1730

Stock Number: 66381

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