1818. Paris: P. Blanchard, 1818.
12mo, viii, 264 pp. Six copperplate engravings. Contemporary calf, gilt borders, backstrip decoratively stamped in gilt, backstrip label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker. Backstrip lightly rubbed, board corners worn, pages with occasional spotting, but overall a sound, unsophisticated copy with the early ownership signature of Judith Moreau on front free endpaper.
§ Very rare first edition of these moralistic tales for young ladies, illustrated with six copperplate engravings. OCLC records only three copies of the first edition and four of the second with a single example in the US, being a copy of the second edition at the Newberry. No copies of either edition appear in auction records.
Sophie de Maraize (sometimes Maraise) was a historian, a novelist, and the translator into French of Walter Scott's The Antiquary (L'Antiquaire, Avignon: Pierre Challiot Jeune, 1827). The BNF holds six original works by her, the earliest dated 1811 and including a history of France. Item #124584