The Archbishop of Cambray's DISSERTATION ON PURE LOVE, With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Lady, for whose sake the Archbishop was banish'd from Court. And the grievous Persecutions she suffere'd in France for her Religion. Also two Letters in French and English, written by one of the Lady's Maids, during her confinement in the Castle of Vincennes, where she was a prisoner Eight Years: One of the Letters was writ with a Bit off Stick instead of a Pen, and Soot instead if Ink, to her Brother; the Other to a Clergyman. Together with an Apologetic Preface, Containing divers Letters of the Archbishop of Cambray, to the Duke of Burgundy, the Present French King's Father, and other Persons of Distinction: Also Divers Letters of the Lady to Persons of Quality, relating to her Religious Principles.
London: Luke Hinde, 1735. cxxviii, 139 pages. Contemporary full calf; five raised bands, gilt to the spine; label chipped; Binding: 20 x 13 cm. First edition. Signature of, 'T. Powys 1736' [Thomas Powys (1719-1767)], on front pastedown endpaper, together with the bookplate of Lord Lilford and a Lilford Library label. Small ownership signature on free endpaper; endpapers browned; bookplate removed from rear pastedown endpaper; binding rubbed and cracked at both spine joints, but firm; label chipped; else a very good copy. François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. Today he is mostly remembered for being the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, first published in 1699.