AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR CHILDREN

Les souvenirs de l’enfance.

Paris: P.H. Lehuby, [1842]. 8vo. [ii], 179 pp. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title and 2 engraved plates. White boards, decorated in gold. Item #12706

Revised and enlarged edition of a very curious work relating stories told by children. A few days before a group of boys and girls, ages twelve to fourteen years, return to their boarding schools near Auteuil in Northern France, they get together with their tutor, Mr. Derigny, to tell stories to each other. The “moral” of the stories, which are quite detailed, teach an important lesson regarding investigation of one’s fears. Their stories also reveal the importance of education and the role of the tutor (who promises to have their stories published) in the growth of children.

The author’s real name is unknown, though she has also published under the pseudonym Madame de Flamerand. Her other works include Les enfants bien eleves, historie amusante (1832) and Les Jeunes voyageurs en France, historie amusante (1833).

Price: $350.00

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