Title: La Spectatrice Ouvrage: Traduit de L'Anglois, 1751
Author: Eliza Fowler Haywood
Publisher: A Paris, chez Paris Rollin fils
A mid 18th century edition of Haywood’s Female Spectator, translated from English. Generally considered to be the first periodical written for women by a woman, the Female Spectator was loosely modeled off Addison and Steele’s Spectator but speaking exclusively from the viewpoint of women. Each issue of the periodical was published in book form, and typically structed in the form of an essay. Topics included love, marriage, education, and moral attitudes among others. Today, Haywood is recognized as one of the 18th century founders of the novel in English.
This volume bears an ex libris inscription for one Magdeleine Jerille.
Two books finely bound into one volume in 12mo, VIII+241+(3), (3)+231 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, and stress to the hinges. There is some dried residue pinning the frontispiece of Tome Second to the secondary title page, and a tear to page 171-172, with minor text loss. There is some foxing and staining throughout.