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.
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.].
Institutiones Chirurgicae, in quibus quidquid ad rem chirugicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur, atque in tabulis multis aenis praestantissima ac maxime necessaria instrumenta itemque artificia, sive encheirises praecipuae & vincturae chirugicae repraesentantur. Opus quadraginta fere annorum, nunc demum, post aliquot editiones germanica lingua evulgatas, in exterorum gratiam latine altera vice longe auctius atque emendatius publicatum. [2 vols.]