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THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU by  Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU - Hardcover - Signed - 1955 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.com

THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

by ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

Condition: A few rubbed marks to spine. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good slipcase


New York: Limited Editions Club, 1955. Hardcover. A few rubbed marks to spine. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good slipcase. William Sharp. Tall octavo (6-1/8" x 9-3/4") bound with brown Oasis goatskin morocco leather stamped with the title in gold leaf and with hand-made French marbled kraft on the sides. The anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised and completed by A. S. B. Glover with a new introduction by him. Illustrated with a profusion of pen drawings scattered throughout the text by William Sharp printed in sepia. Copy #29 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

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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