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La Nouvelle HÃ©loÃ¯se ou Lettres de deux amans - Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU - 1761. 
First published under the title The New Heloise, previous editions were titled indeed: Letters of two lovers ... (whose original appeared in 1761) The illustration of Cochin and Plover is also the First printing. It is illustrated with a frontispiece of Cochin and twelve boards inset engraved by Le Mire with frames, of Plover. Title pages in red and black. This edition contains two prefaces, especially the famous second dialoguÃ©e.Plein calf speckled time, back decorated with boxes and gilded florets, parts of title and volume number of red morocco and olive boards decorated with a frame triple gilt fillets and florets in spandrels, cuts outlined a simple net gold, guards and contreplats paper glue, contreplats surrounded by a golden wheel, all edges gilt. A marginal tear Volume I (pp. 193-194). Rare spots. Beautiful copy in a contemporary binding qualitÃ©.Ce epistolary novel which had considerable success in its time inspired by the myth of Heloise and Abelard. A man and a woman love, but the company apart. This simple pattern will be the door to Rousseau enabling it to support his ideas and philosophy on society, individual ethics, moral values ??... We are no less than 70 editions before 1800, sales were such that publishers are not sufficed and we had to rent by the day some copies. The craze was pretty comparable to Pamela Richardson, another sentimental novel. Chez Duchesne Ã Paris 1764 in-12 (12,5x19,5cm) iv ; 454pp. et (2) 478pp. et (2) 504pp. et (4) 436pp. (8) 4 volumes reliÃ©s
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