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Cahiers (1716-1755)

By Montesquieu

1941 - Paris - Bernard Grasset

8" by 5.5"; xxviii, 305pp, [1]

 

 

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A fascinating insight into Montesquieu's works.

Edited by Bernard Grasset, and in the original French.

Illustrated throughout, with numerous photographic plates of notes of Montesquieu's work, examples of early editions of his work as well as art work related to Montesquieu.

Montesquieu was a French lawyer, man of letters and political philosopher who lived during te Age of Enlightenment. Montesquieu is particularly noted for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally, smart. Some minor rubbing to the spine and to the joints. Small hole to rear joint towards the tail. Loss to the calf at head of front joint also as well as to the bottom. Some evidence of damp staining to bottom of front and rear boards at the externals. Binder's initials gilt stamped to front pastedown, P C F R. Internally, firmly bound. Mould to the first and last few pages as well as damp staining at the bottom. Some loss to the bottom of first few pages due to damp staining as well as a few small worm holes. Does not affect text. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with faint evidence of the damp staining to the bottom outer corner throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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