Lettres D'Emerance A Lucie. 2 vols.

Londres, J. Nourse, 1765. Contemporary full calf, spines richly gilt, joints cracked. VI, 378; IV, 364 pp. Old name on titlepage.

First edition. Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-80) created works of fiction and non-fiction, authored essays and epistolary novels,[1] and published what many now consider the first educational journals for children. A French author who resided in England from 1748 to 1763, Beaumont[2] is primarily recognized today for the children’s tales she popularized in those journals written during her fifteen years as governess, pedagogue, and author in London. Her version of “Beauty and the Beast,” part of her famous Magasin Des Enfants (Young Misses Magazine 1756), is described by Joan Hinde Stewart as “without doubt the best-known work of fiction published by any woman in the eighteenth century.

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