Les femmes sçavantes, ou, Bibliothèques des dames …

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Creator

N. C.

Title

Les femmes sçavantes, ou, Bibliothèques des dames …

Publisher

Amsterdam: M. C. le Cene,

Date

1718.

Description

Written by an obscure “Monsieur N. C.,” this rare courtesy book offers women moralistic discourses on cultivating the intellect while dispensing useful advice on arranging, maintaining, and conserving a library of choice books. The twenty-nine chapters range from the edifying (“Vices and faults that a wise woman should avoid”) to the practical (“On the ordering of books in a woman’s library”).

Source

Purchased in 1987.