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ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques.

The Confessions.

Now for the first time completely translated into English without expurgation. In two volumes.

[New York?]: Privately Printed, 1896 Stock Code: 144580
£500.00
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A very attractively printed and illustrated edition, handsomely bound, purporting to be the first complete English translation. The Confessions is among the most famous of all autobiographies, a masterpiece of the Enlightenment era, with shocking self-revelations, deep introspection, philosophical analysis, and a masterful literary style.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (214 x 133 mm). Early 20th-century red morocco by Morrell, spines lettered in gilt, gilt to compartments, triple gilt fillets to covers, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

With 14 hand-coloured etchings, including portrait frontispieces.

Condition

Bookplate of Oliver Nowell Chadwyck-Healey to front pastedowns. Small chip to front free endpaper of vol. I, light foxing around initial and final leaves, else a fine copy.

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