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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by  Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Hardcover - Later edition - 1904 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00007700)

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

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  • hardcover
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Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company, 1904. Later edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4 vol. 8vo. [6], vii-xxxvi, 176, [2]; [6], 201, [3]; [6], 304, [2]; [6], 238, [2] pp. Half-bound in smooth brown calf over marbled boards with marbled endpapers and pastedowns. The spine of each volume is lettered and decorated with gilt, top edges gilt. Illustrated by Maurice Leloir. Each volume illustrated with a frontispiece and eleven lithograph plates, with several in-text wood engravings. Preface by Jules Claretie. A beautiful set of Rousseau's life story, his autobiography detailing his birth and upbringing (including his failed apprenticeship to an engraver), his many affairs with women, his patronage and friendship with the French nobility, his flight to Switzerland and final refuge in England. A Near Fine set with a few hints of rubbing to the edges of the boards. Includes the tag of a former book collector on the front pastedown of each volume.

Synopsis

Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times, it is often published with the title The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in order to distinguish it from St. Augustine of Hippo's Confessions, the book from which Jean-Jacques Rousseau took the title for his own book.

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Bookseller
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
00007700
Title
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Author
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Later edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gebbie and Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1904
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy;

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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