ROUSSEAU Jean-Baptiste

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ROUSSEAU Jean-Baptiste
Works. New edition; with a historical and literary commentary, preceded by a new essay on the author's life and writings. Paris, Lefèvre, 1820. 5 volumes in-8, long-grained red morocco, net frame and leafed roulette wheel, crowned figure in the centre, smooth decorated spine, inner roulette wheel, blue moire lining and endpapers, gilt edges (contemporary binding). The best edition of the works of this poet and playwright. Portrait of the author engraved on copper by Delvaux, as a proof before the letter. A fine copy on large wove paper with a crowned figure of Marie-Louise, former Empress of the French. It is mentioned in the catalogue of the library of the imperial couple of 1931 under the number 261. It is quite complete with the fifty free and bawdy epigrams which are not found in all the copies (vol. II, pp. 376-402). Discharge of a paper bookmark in the inner margin of six pages in Volumes I (pp. 208-209), III (pp. 2-3) and V (pp. 24-25). Skillfully restored with a few jaws, small epidermis on the top cover of volume V. Provenance: Calvin Bullock (ex-libris).
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