Memoires de Madame la Baronne de Batteville ou la veuve parfaite. Leiden, chez P.H. Jacqueau,
LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT (1766.)
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12mo. vipp. f. 324pp. Contemporary mottled sheep (joints cracking, wear to back cover).
Published in the same year as the first edition.Marie-Jeanne Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was a prolific writer of moral and instructive tales for children. Her one regression into fairyland was the tale of Beauty and the Beast found in her collection Magasin des enfants, contes moraux (1757). She came to London in 1745 and lived there for the next seventeen years employed as a governess before retiring to Switzerland.From the library of the Dukes of Devonshire, with their label.COPAC (Oxford only). Cioranescu 39421.
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