1910. Item #A5939
Hoinville, Elisee. Cahier de Morale. No place, 1908-1910. Unpaged. Good hardcover (limp cloth, covers scuffed). ** A French schoolgirl's handwritten lesson book on moral behavior, from an unidentified Ecole Primaire Superieure (Industrielle et Commerciale). On the principles of moral behavior in many aspects of life--personal, social, civic, etc. Combines straightforward advice with many examples from literature and fable (e.g., Kant on "majeste du devoir," Shakespeare on "le remords," Montaigne on "de la force d l'habitude," etc.). Beautifully written in black and red ink in both a sloped and an upright hand. Occasional teacher's corrections in blue pencil. The pages are gridded and the notebook is labeled Molesquine No. 57. Not all the pages are filled in. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.