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New Reflexions on the Fair Sex. Written originally in French, by the celebrated Marchioness de Lambert, (and by her suppress'd)...Translated into English by J. Lockman
London: Printed and sold by N. Prevost .... 1729. First. First edition in English. xxviii, 72pp. Bound in old, but later unprinted wrappers. A little soiling and very light foxing, a handsome, near fine copy. An important book by a woman about women, the Marchioness de Lambert bridges the gap between the 17th and 18th Centuries, and the salon she presided over was at the center of Parisian literary and intellectual life. In this book she reproaches men with "spoiling the dispositions nature has given to women, neglecting their education, filling their minds with nothing solid, and destining them solely to please, and to please only by their graces or their vices." It was doubtless these unpopular opinions, and her aversion to the publicity of authorship, that led her to buy the entire edition of her Reflexions sur les Femmes, which was published without her consent. The book has been almost continuously in print since originally published, and has gained new life in women's studies programs. OCLC locates but three copies worldwide -- two at the University of California, and one at Princeton. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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