Fenelon, Salignac De La Mothe-. The Adventures Of Telemachus, The Son Of Ulysses. London: C, & G. Kearnsley, 1795. 4to. 2 vols. [a]10,b-d4,B-Z4,2A-2F4; ยน4,2G-2Z4,3A-3K4,a4.b2. xxxv,223; [7],225-439,[11]pp. Gerogian red morocco binding, gilt rules, spine gilt, a.e.g., edges rubbed, damage to corner of front cover of volume 2; spine end chipped; marbled endpapers, dentelles, old gift in scription on t.p., some foxing.12 full-page engraved plates by Stothard (10), Burney (2). First Edition Thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $500

    More Information: Fenelon (1651-1715), French theologian and educator, was appointed archbishop of Cambrai and weilded a great deal of power at the royal court until his political independence and quietism forced him back to his own diocese.  While tutor to the duc de Bourgogne, the grandson of Louis XIV, he wrote the present offering and for it he is most famous.  It is a didactic romance based upon Telemachus's voyage in the Odyssey , and its intent is to teach the skills and morals of an enlightened ruler.

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