This book is a faithful rather well done abstract of Jacques Esprit's book published in Paris in 1678 under the title De la fausseté des vertus humaines. The first edition was published in 1702. The lawyer, Louis Des Bans, is the author of other plagiarisms. Supercheries I, 503.
Louis Des bans - L'Art de connoître les Hommes. Par Mr l'abbé de Bellegarde - 1712
The binding is in good condition, book in its full marbled contemporary lambskin, missing headcap, joints sturdy but have been redone in a less than aesthetic manner, frayed corners, spine with raised bands-
Interior in good condition, light soiling, lovely head-pieces, beautiful drop caps, book complete with its frontispiece-
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