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The Adventures of Telemachus, 1784  

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The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses

Fénelon, François Salignac de la Mothe-


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xii, 13-230 pp. Text in two columns. Translated by John Hawkesworth. With 6 copper engravings. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8¼x5), quarter-leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Later printing.

Les aventures de Télémaque (The adventures of Telemachus) is a didactic French novel by Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai. The plot fills out a gap in Homer's Odyssey, recounting the educational travels of Telemachus, son of Ulysses, accompanied by his tutor, Mentor, who is revealed at the end of the story to be Minerva, goddess of wisdom, in disguise.

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Chips at spine ends, spine rubbed; edge and corner wear; mild foxing to leaves and plates; about very good.

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