First edition published at the same time at the London address by Cazin and in Paris by Valade.
Very neat work printed on laid paper, decorated with a portrait of Confucius taken from the library of the king and engraved by Delvaux in frontispiece
The moral of Confucius is attributed to J. de La Brune, followed by a Letter on the moral of Confucius attributed to S. Foucher.
Publisher 's binding with mention at the bottom of the spine "Edition Cazin" executed in full period marbled calfskin & glazed, smooth spine, mosaic title piece, boxes with gilt fleurons, triple thread of enc. on the boards, lace on the cuts and chasms, golden edges.
Beautiful copy, uncovered headdress, two slightly damaged corners. Impeccable interior. On the first back plate a sticker "is sold in Agen at Noubel ...."
AUTHOR: Confucius [J. de La Brune & S. Foucher. ]
TITLE: The Morality of Confucius, Philosopher of China.
LOCATION: PUBLISHER, DATE: In London [Paris chez Cazin], 1783, 12.5x8cm from 197pp
Extract from the warning: "The Work that is given to the Public, and where is contained,
in short, all the morals of Confucius, philosopher
Chinese, is quite small, if we look at the number of
pages that compose it; but he is very tall, without
doubt, if we consider the importance of the things that
We can say that the morality of this philosopher is infinitely sublime, but that it is at the same time simple, sensitive and drawn from the purest sources of natural reason. Assuredly, never has reason stripped of the lights of divine revelation seemed so developed, nor with so much force. Since there is no duty that Confucius does not speak of, there is none that he does not. He pushes his morality well, but he does not push it further than necessary, his judgment always letting him know how far to go and where to stop.
- Number of Books
- Fine Bindings, Literature, Philosophy
- Author/ Illustrator
- Confucius [J. de La Brune & S. Foucher]
- Book Title
- La morale de Confucius , philosophe de la Chine .
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 12.5×8 cm