Nice Cazin edition of Rousseau's first important work published in 1755.
Bound in a full marbled and contemporary calfskin publisher’s binding, smooth spine adorned with a label and rich gilded decoration, triple fillet framing the boards, all edges gilt. Printed on laid paper.
Contents: «Dédicace aux mânes de J.J. Rousseau», by Pierre-Alexandre Du Peyrou .....
Contribution décisive à l'esprit des Lumières.
Together with the “Contrat Social”, it is one of the central works of the author's political thought.
In this famous text by Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents for the first time his complete vision of man and the world. There he developed his major thesis, the natural man, which he opposed to the social man, a source of dissatisfaction; it is from this antagonism that he tries to build a democratic society. Rousseau thus began his contribution to the field of political philosophy with a decisive intervention, opposing hobbes' philosophy for whom the state of nature was a bellicose state that the social state appeased.
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Title: Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes.
Edition: Londres [ Paris, Cazin] 1782 1 in 32 257[pp]
Solid binding, past leather, restorations to the corners and headdresses, missing a fragment of the foot cap, 2 damaged corners, cracked spine. Fresh interior, meticulous printing on laid paper.