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"MAN IS BORN FREE, AND YET IS UNIVERSALLY ENSLAVED"

ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. Dissertation on Political Economy. Albany, 1797.

First American edition of two collected works by Rousseau, his treatise on the establishment of good government, and his Contrat Social—“the bible of the revolutionaries”—pivotal in its influence on the French Revolution and Jefferson’s thoughts in the Declaration of Independence, in contemporary sheep. $3200.

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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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