Lessons of a governess to her pupils.
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Lessons of a governess to her pupils. Or, Journal of the method adopted by Madame de Sillery-Brulart (formerly Countess de Genlis) in the education of the children of M. d"Orleans, first prince of the blood royal. by StГ©phanie FГ©licitГ©, comtesse de Genlis

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Published by Printed for P. Wogan, P. Byrne [etc.] in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1773-1850.,
  • Education of princes.

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Edition Notes

StatementPublished by herself. Tr. from the French.
LC ClassificationsLB575.G4 A6
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6971201M
LC Control Number06022189

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