La Morale en Action, ou Elite de Faits Memorables et d'Anecdotes Instructives, Propres a Faire Aimer la Vertu & a Former les Jeunes Gens dans l'Art de la Narration

BERENGER, Laurent-Pierre

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A classic of early French moral education used by the many aristocratic families that fled the country because of the French revolution. Many editions were published right up until the 1820s, and it was lampooned by a stage production with a similar title.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Freres Perisse
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1787
  • Place Published: Lyon, Paris
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: x, [2], 432; 442 p. 17 cm. Full leather with gilt embellishments on spines. Marbled endpapers and all edges red. Spines chipped and deteriorated. Small reference labels on front pastedowns. Ink signature on titles and half title. Vol. I half title missing, stain on text block edge at rear not affecting text. Vol. II cracked at pp. 310-11, tear in half title, some damp stains. Overall, the text blocks are not in bad shape but require rebinding.

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