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Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau,

Citoyen de Geneve

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

1793 - 1797 - Paris and Amsterdam - Didot Le Jeune

14" by 10.5", 527; 600; 556; 487; 550; 530; 524; 484; 482; 604; 464; 357; 500; 515; 456; 438pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

The Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This edition is decorated with beautiful figures after paintings and drawings of Cochin, Vincent, Renault, and Monsiau. With an engraved portrait to front of Volume I, twenty-one engraved plates, a fold-out table to Volume IX and plates of music and with fourteen plates of music to rear of Volume XII

Fifteen volumes of an eighteen volume set. (Volumes XII, XIII and XVI are absent.)

In French.

Volume I La Politique (1793); Volume II La Nouvelle Heloise Tome I (The New Heloise) (1793); Volume III La Nouvelle Heloise Tome II (The New Heloise) (no date); Volume IV Emile Tome I (1793); Volume V Emile Tome II (1793); Volume VI Melanges Tome I (1793); Volume VII Melanges Tome II (1796); Volume VIII Melanges Tome III (1796); Volume IX Melanges Tome IV (no date); Volume X Dictionaire de Musique Tome I (A-M) (no date); Volume XI Dictionaire de Musique Tome II (N-Z) (no date); Volume XIV Dialogues (no date); Volume XV La Correspondance Tome I (1797); Volume XVII La Correspondance Tome III (no date); Volume XVIII Les Reveries (no date).

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

His novel mile: or, On Education is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Hlose was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings - his Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker - exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the 'Age of Sensibility', featuring an increasing focus on subjectivity and introspection that has characterised the modern age. His Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and his On the Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought.

Rousseau was a successful composer of music. He wrote seven operas as well as music in other forms, and he made contributions to music as a theorist.

During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophes among members of the Jacobin Club. Rousseau, a Freemason, was interred as a national hero in the Panthon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death.

With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown of fourteen volumes.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings. Externally, generally sound but with wear to extremities, rubbing and marks and the occasional stain to boards. With four boards absent, seven detached, eighteen held by cords only and one joint cracked. With slight loss and occasional lifting to some backstrips, almost detached to Volume II. Internally, text blocks are generally firmly bound with only a couple of endpapers and one title page starting slightly and with two plates missing, one to Volume VII another to Volume IX. Bright but with slight scattered foxing, often heavier to front and rear, with slight marginal tidemarks to three volumes and some marks to pages and the very occasional small closed tear.

Overall: GOOD ONLY


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