Dialogues sur L'Eloquence en General, et sur celle de la Chaire en Particulier. Avec une Lettre Écrite à l'Academie Françoise.
Paris: Chez Florentin Delaulne, 1718. First edition. Hardcover. 12mo. , 2-409,  pp. Full contemporary calf with the spine in six compartments, brown morocco label lettered in gilt on the spine, gilt decorations on the spine; all edges decoratively speckled red. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with wood cut initials and headpieces. The Estienne imprint preceedes this imprint, this imprint is without the pagination error seen in the Estienne issue. Encyclopedia Britannica, "François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon: French archbishop and writer". Fenelon is perhaps most famous for his treatise on the education of girls, published at the end of the seventeenth century. His Dialogues on Eloquence was composed around this same time and was published after his death. Fenelon's pedagogical writings were hugely influential in his day, and remained so for decades afterward. This work in particular focuses on public speaking in a church or other religious setting. Very Good. Item #000010847
Some rubbing to the joints (binding is firm and secure); a nineteenth-century or earlier name on the title page.