Paris: A la Bibliothèque Universelle de la Jennesse, 76, Rue Saint Antoine, 1837. [WOMEN in HISTORY] [FRENCH LANGUAGE]. Dondey-Dupre, Rue Saint-Louis 46, au Marais, printer. 12mo; 321 ; brown mottled calf, gilt-stamped floral wreath and “Institution de M. Descauriet” to front, title and gilt decoration to spine; marbled edges and endpapers; engraved portrait frontispiece of Odette de Champdivers and four additional portrait plates; engraved pictorial on title-page; table of contents in rear; shelf-wear to boards, spine head and tail have small separations, light warp to front board, lightly scattered foxing, pages bright; very good. Very good. Item #1305
Eìmile Deschamps (1791-1871) is remembered primarily as a French poet and writer of a laudatory ode to Napoleon. In this book he extols the lives of famous women and the characteristics they personified: Odette de Champdivers, Balanche de Castille, Jeanne d’Arc, Jane Gray, Clémence Isaure, OEcathérie on Catherine, Olympe de Ségur, Madame de Sévigné, Madame de Maintenon, Prascovie Lapouloff, Madame d’Altenheym and L’Institution de Saint-Louis, founded by Mmes. Barthelemy et de Boissieux.