Now for the first time completely translated into English without expurgation. In two volumes.[New York?]: Privately Printed, 1896 Stock Code: 144580
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.
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.
With 14 hand-coloured etchings, including portrait frontispieces.
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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