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“I HAVE RESOLVED ON AN ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS NO PRECEDENT, AND WHICH, ONCE COMPLETE, WILL HAVE NO IMITATION”

ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau. London, 1783.

Rare first edition in English of Rousseau’s magnificent Confessions and Reveries (its sequel and complement), considered among Rousseau’s finest works, in contemporary marbled boards. $15,000.

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“AMONG THE GREATEST OF FLOWER PAINTERS”

(RÉDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph) ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Botanique. Paris, 1821.

Second large quarto edition of this splendid early 19th-century botanical work, with 65 lovely stipple-engraved tissue-guarded plates by Rédouté (of flowers, fruit, etc.) and engraved by Bouquet, Chailly, Delelo, Gabriel, de Gouy, and others, printed in colors and finished by hand. $11,000.

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“I HAVE RESOLVED ON AN ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS NO PRECEDENT, AND WHICH, ONCE COMPLETE, WILL HAVE NO IMITATION”

ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. New York, 1928. Two volumes.

Handsomely bound and finely illustrated edition of Rousseau’s Confessions, the precursor of the modern autobiography. $700.

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