Publisher: London: Printed for J. and A. Ach, 1816.
Edition: Second edition, enlarged; the first edition was published in 1813.
Bibliographical References: ODNB; Feminist Companion to Literature in English.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy.
Book ID: 20655
Description2 vols, 8vo, contemporary diced calf, gilt rules, decorations and lettering.
CommentsMary Anne Schimmelpenninck (1788-1856) visited the famous abbey Port-Royal in France, where she was attracted to the serious study, Jansenist piety, their theories of philosophy, education, religious observance, and the social duties of men. She wrote and translated several works on the Port-Royalists, including this translation of a 17th century tour by Dom Claude Lancelot, with her impressions from the early 19th century.