154
154
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
(DU CONTRACT SOCIAL;) PRINCIPES DU DROIT POLITIQUE. AMSTERDAM: MARC MICHEL REY, 1762
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154
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
(DU CONTRACT SOCIAL;) PRINCIPES DU DROIT POLITIQUE. AMSTERDAM: MARC MICHEL REY, 1762
Estimate
8,00010,000
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
(DU CONTRACT SOCIAL;) PRINCIPES DU DROIT POLITIQUE. AMSTERDAM: MARC MICHEL REY, 1762
8vo (217 x 122mm.), half-title with "Du contract social;", engraved vignette of Liberty on title-page, modern marbled calf in period style with double gilt fillet border, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, EDGES UNCUT, occasional light damp-staining
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Literature

Dufour 133; PMM 207

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION (type B) of "Rousseau's greatest work" (PMM), his statement of the need for equality of all men within the state which became the French Revolution's utopian ideal. This issue has had the title-page rearranged with the first part of the title moved onto the half title, and the last four leaves were cancelled in order to remove an objectionable passage on marriage, in a vain attempt to appease the authorities. However, the book was not permitted to be brought into France and it was not allowed to be sold there.

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