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ELOISA: or, A Series of Original Letters. Together with: The Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease.). First American Edition. Volumes 1 & 2 (of 3?) + Plus Vol. 3 of the 1795 Dublin Edition.

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ELOISA: or, A Series of Original Letters. Together with: The Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease.). First American Edition. Volumes 1 & 2 (of 3?) + Plus Vol. 3 of the 1795 Dublin Edition.

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1712-1778]

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Printed for Samuel Longcope, Philadelphia: ., 1796 Three volumes. Vols. I & II are the 1st American Edition. pp. 275; 267. 12mo. 170 mm. Full leather bindings. Front board detached from Vol. 1. These have early ownerships of the Elmendorf family. In the (detached) front flyleaf of Vol. 1 is the signed manuscript comments on the book: 'Rosseau's Eloisa says Doct. Blar, is a production of a very singular kind. In many of the events related improbable & unnatural in some of the details tedious & for some of the scenes which he describes justly blamable: but withal for the power of eloquence, for tendency of sentiment and endeavor of passion entitled to rank high among the finest productions of fictitious history.' Signed - Maria D. Elmendorf (circa 1800). Volume 3 in this set is actually one of 4 volumes of the 1795 Dublin edition, with the title : ELOISA: or, A series of original letters Collected and Published by Mr. J. J. Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva, Translated from the French. A new edition: to which is now first added, the Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease). Printed by John Pasley, for P. Wogan, P. Byrne. Dublin: 1795. 314 p. Foxed. Full leather bindings. Boards almost detached. Printed early Ex Library label on inside front paste-down 'Norristown Library Company. No.' 45 (in ink). The 1796 First American Edition was issued in three volumes. The Dublin edition was published in 4 volumes. Was this set created at some early time by some intent, or do the volumes find themselves by accident? A careful reading of the text itself might provide an answer. In any case, the early manuscript commentary justifies interest in this group. Evans 31122. EVANS2. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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ELOISA: or, A Series of Original Letters. Together with: The Sequel of Julia; or , The New Eloisa. (Found amongst the author's papers after his decease.). First American Edition. Volumes 1 & 2 (of 3?) + Plus Vol. 3 of the 1795 Dublin Edition.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau [1712-1778]
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Hardcover
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Printed for Samuel Longcope, Philadelphia: .
Date published
1796
Keywords
FRANCE EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS MORALS
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FRENCH / FRANCE; PHILOSOPHY; EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS;
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Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

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