Item #11366 Aspect Philosophique. Mlle. de Chanterolle.
“ESSENTIAL TOPICS FOR HAPPINESS”

Aspect Philosophique.

London & Paris, [P.-D. Pierres] for sale by F.-H. Monory 1779.

12mo (165 x 96 mm.). [iv], xii, 248p. Woodcut headpiece with a portrait of a young woman dated 1776 and signed Miller and P.-D. Pierres, title woodcut bouquet.

Contemporary sheep-backed pastepaper boards (worn, defective), gilt spine and morocco title label, edges sprinkled blue.

Only Edition, second issue, of her anti-Enlightenment aphorisms, epigrams and quips on religion, education and society. The mysterious Mlle. Chanterolle takes up church music, reading habits, interior design, patriotism, modern medicine, suicide, religious freedom, Brahe’s geoheliocentric system…. These are the 1777 sheets with a new title leaf. Internally fresh (two leaves with marginal spots), contemporary title stamp of ?Dumuy.
¶Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes I: 305; Conlon, Le Siècle des Lumières 77:791; Cioranescu 166838.

Item #11366

Price: $1,450.00