1818 Scarce French Book ~ Les ROSIERES crown of roses for the girl with irreproachable virtue (in slipcase)
Author : Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Nougaret
Title : Les Rosières.
Publisher : A Paris : Chez Le Fuel, Relieur, Libraire, no date (circa 1818).
Language : Text in French.
Size : 5 "X 3 "
Pages : 215 pages
Binding : Very good full decorated cardboard binding in a still attractive good decorated slipcase (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed).
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the frontis and the 6 beautiful full page steel engraving plates.
The book: Uncommon and very rare attractive copy of Les Rosières - A rosière is a girl who is rewarded for her virtuous reputation.
Instituted, according to legend, by Saint Medard at the end of the fifth century, the festival of Rosière was born in Salency (Oise).
It consists, in the beginning, in the delivery of a crown of roses (hence the name) to the girl whose irreproachable conduct, virtue, piety and modesty have marked the village.
The author : Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Nougaret (16 December 1742, La Rochelle – 27 June 1823, Paris) was an 18th–19th-century French man of letters. He is the author of over one hundred forty volumes covering the most diverse subjects and in all genres: serious and facetious poems, dramas, parodies, historical compilations, political writings, collections of anas, epistolary novels, novels, memoirs. He is best known for his involvement with Nicolas Edme Restif de La Bretonne, whom he met on his arrival in Paris in 1766. He died 27 June 1823 in Paris, at 4 rue d'Assas, aged eighty.
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