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MONCRIF, François Augustin Paradis de (1687--1770)
Essais sur la necessité et sur les moyens de plaire.
A Paris chez Prault, fils, 1738.
[12], 290, [12] p., engr. frontis. ; 16.8 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. By F.A.P. de Moncrif. Imprint from colophon: De l'imprimerie de Charles Osmont. The allegorical frontispiece is after P.-C. Trémolières. The second part is devoted in full to the education of children through a series of fairy tales of which the first bears the title 'Les Dons Des Fées Ou Le Pouvoir De L'Éducation'. Includes the 'Approbation', a list of Prault's advertisements, and errata at the end.

Copy Notes A few ink annotations (vocabulary notes and corrections of errata) in the first fifty pages, probably in Soane's hand. Rear pastedown with price(?) in pencil 1/6.

Binding C18th sheep, rebacked in C19th gilt-ruled calf, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3819


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