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Essai sur l’éducation de femmes

1824135 x 210 mm

ORIGINAL EDITION IN FULL SHINE OF THE TIME.

400 

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FIRST EDITION.

Claire Elizabeth Jeanne, Countess of Rémusat, great-niece of M. de Vergennes, minister of Louis XVI, born January 5, 1780, was married at 16 years of age to the Count of Rémusat. She was named bridesmaid to Empress Josephine and remained faithful to her even after her divorce.
Sound Essay on Women's Educationpublished by his son a few years after his death on January 5, 1821, received the gold medal of the Académie française.

"I see no reason to treat women less seriously than men, to distort the truth in the form of prejudice, to decorate them in the guise of superstition. They have a right to duty, they have a right to the truth, since they are capable of both."

Uncommon in bookbinding of the time.

Paris,Lawyer,1824.in-8, Bound,135 x 210 mm,276 pp.

Binding of the time. Full smooth calf, covers decorated with cold friezes, spine richly decorated with gilt irons, black title piece, marbled edges. Some stitching at the beginning and end of the book.

Bio

Claire Élisabeth Rémusat

Claire Élisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes, Countess of Rémusat

(Paris: 5 January 1780 - 16 December 1821)
Wife of Auguste Laurent de Rémusat.