3 March 2004
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, François, Duc de (1613-80). Maximes et reflexions morales. Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. 8° (184 x 118mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by Choffard after Petitot. 19th-century green morocco gilt by J. Wright, red and gilt edges. Provenance: A. van der Poel (bookplate). A fine, fresh copy of an edition 'bien imprimé', prepared from the author's original manuscript and several copies of the first (1674) edition, corrected by the author (see preface, p.v). Brunet III, 845.
KANT, Immanuel (1724-1804). Der Streit der Facultäten. Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1798. 8° (215 x 129mm). Uncut. (Lightly spotted.) Original papers wrappers (very slightly chipped at spine); modern brown morocco-backed slipcase. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, UNCUT IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.
ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778). A Treatise of the Social Compact: or, The Principles of Political Law. London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1764. 12° (170 x 96mm). (Quire D browned.) Contemporary speckled calf with red morocco lettering-piece, sprinkled edges (upper joints slightly split, a little rubbed), morocco-backed slipcase. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. (3)
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