The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses. In XXIV books. [...] To which is added, The Adventures of Aristonous. Done into English by Mr. [Isaac] Littlebury and Mr. [Abel] Boyer. [...] The seventeenth (-eighteenth) edition, carefully revised and corrected.
8vo. 2 vols. (4), 260, (12) pp. 304, (8) pp. With engraved portrait, folding engr. map, and 24 engr. plates. Contemporary marbled English calf with giltstamped borders to covers; spine gilt; gilt spine labels; leading edges gilt; marbled endpapers.
Pretty English translation of Fénélon's famous didactic novel, written for his student, the seven-year-old Duc de Bourgogne (grandson of Louis XIV and second in line to the throne). Published anonymously (and against the author's intentions) in 1699, it was widely perceived as a criticism of the King's absolutist rule and was translated in many languages.
Bindings slightly rubbed; hinges well-preserved; interior slightly browned due to paper.
OCLC 12843007. Cf. Brunet II, 1218 (cites only a 1795 English translation). Cf. Graesse II, 566 (other translations). Cf. KNLL V, 469.