Les Adventures de Télémaque, Fils d'Ulysse.
Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Franc. Ambr. Didot L'ainé, 1783. 2 volume set, 12 1/2 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in 18th century full straight grain morocco from the library of the Earl of Clare, John FitzGibbon, 1st Viscount FitzGibbon, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Bound by J. Rodwell of New Bond Street, and with their ticket, with twin gilt raised bands, gilt pallets and a splendid series of gilt fillets and rolls frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. One of just 200 copies, this is a beautifully printed edition in pristine condition of this highly influential work, notably on Rousseau, which was seen by contemporaries as a stinging rebuke to the autocratic reign of Louis XIV of France, whose wars and taxes on the peasantry had reduced the country to famine. In the original French.