Title: Title page and frontispiece of Fénelon’s Treatise on the education of daughters / translated from the French, and adapted to English readers, with an original chapter, “On religious studies”, by T.F. Dibdin.

Creator: Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715.

Bibliographic Citation: Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715. Fénelon’s Treatise on the education of daughters / translated from the French, and adapted to English readers, with an original chapter, “On religious studies”, by T.F. Dibdin. Cheltenham : Printed and published by H. Ruff, and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1805.
LC1422 F413 1805 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Notes: Fénélon’s treatise, first published in 1687, argued that women should be educated in order to better tend house. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, increasing importance was placed on women’s roles as their children’s first educators, as illustrated by the frontispiece to this edition translated by the bibliophile Thomas Frognall Dibdin.

Language: English

Subject: Women — Education.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Women

Call Number: LC1422 F413 1805 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Image Identifier: fenelon_education_women_1805-frontispieceandtitlepage