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François de La Rochefoucauld - Les Pensées, Maximes Et Réflexions Morales De M. Le Duc - 1784

François de La Rochefoucauld - Les Pensées, Maximes Et Réflexions Morales De M. Le Duc - 1784

A lovely copy - The Maximes de La Rochefoucauld, as they are commonly referred to, were a great success as soon as they were published in 1665.

It was in the salon of Mme de Sablé that these maxims circulated to be read and approved by the elite of the literati of the Grand Siècle.
Mme la Marquise de Sévigné, the Count of Bussy-Rabutin, the Prince of Conti and many others had front row seats for these readings.
La Rochefoucauld was, however, lenient towards anyone, and all of the greats of the Kingdom of France could easily find themselves reflected in these stunning lines.

All of the high society of the Grand Siècle read the Maximes de La Rochefoucauld, and its echoes have carried on into our 21st century. This work is one of the masterpieces of French literature.

La Rochefoucauld - Maximes Et Réflexions Morales De M. Le Duc De La Rochefoucauld - 1784
19 pages of preface + 360 pages

Good condition of the binding, work in its full brown leather of the period, back, covers, joints and rubbed edges, flying upper cap, a blunt corner, ornate back, two golden edges, triple golden net framing the dishes, golden titration on morocco label -

Good interior condition, portrait engraved by Duponchel, rare freckles, fresh overall, marbled cover pages -

Delivery service provided within a few days -

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Literature, Philosophy, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator François de La Rochefoucauld
Book Title Les Pensées, Maximes Et Réflexions Morales De M. Le Duc
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1784
Edition Reprint
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 153
Dimensions 13×8 cm
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