La Vie Reglee des Dames qui Veulent se Sanctifier dans le Monde
La Vie Reglee des Dames qui Veulent se Sanctifier dans le Monde

La Vie Reglee des Dames qui Veulent se Sanctifier dans le Monde

DE REIMS, Le P. Francois-Marie

Regular price $250.00 Sale

This book of advice for noblewomen teaches how to live a devout life, including how long to sleep - no more than 7 hours a night lest sleep become a sensual pleasure. One must adequately supervise one's servants and never spend time alone with a member of the opposite sex! The foreword explains that there is nothing as unpleasant as seeing a dissolute member of the aristocracy, and nothing as agreeable as seeing a devout member of the same class engaged in self improvement and good works. French text.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Edme Couterot
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1695
  • Place Published: Paris
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    231 p. followed by 12 p. index and 5 p. publishers catalogue. 17 cm. Leather with gilt decorations on spine. Bumped corners, some wear to bottom edges, spine head slightly chipped, spine label chipped, small label lower spine. Front free endpaper detached. Some darkening to edges of the first 4 pages. Bookplate for Ratcliffe College on front pastedown.