4 vols., 8vo., publishers green wrappers, pages uncut, pp. 404, ; 455, ; 348, ; 396, . Wrappers a little worn in places, the spine exteriors creased and beginning to crack in places, pages foxed; otherwise very good. Prodigious and yet much overlooked, Louise-Marie-Victoire de Chastenay (1771-1855), commonly known as Victorine de Chastenay, was a French polymath and translator who wrote on a variety of topics from the language of flowers to the history of Norman knights in Italy and Sicily. She translated a several literary works from English into French, including Ann Radcliffe’s Mysteries of Udolpho. This impressive four-volume study considers the history of religion, philosophy and literature across the Asian continent from Egypt to China. Text in French.
CHASTENAY, Louise-Marie-Victoire de [Victorine de]., De l’Asie, ou Considerations religieuses, philosophiques et litteraires sur l’Asie, ouvrage compose et dedie a M. le Baron Sylvestre de Sacy, par Mme V**** de C*** [4 vols.]., Jules Renouard | Dondey-Dupre pere et fils, 1832
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