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LA BRUYÈRE, Jean de (1645--1696)
[Works. English. 1713]
The works of Monsieur de La Bruyere. In two volumes. Containing, I. The moral characters of Theophrastus. II. The characters, or, the manners of the present age. III. M. Bruyere's speech upon his admission into the French Academy. IV. An Account of the life and writings of M. Bruyere. By Monsieur Coste. ... The sixth edition, revis'd by the last Paris edition: with an original chapter, Of the manner of living with great men, written after the method of M. Bruyere, by N. Rowe, Esq;.
London: printed for E. Curll, and J. Pemberton, 1713.
2 vols ; 19.2 cm. (8º)
I: [6], 119, [3], xxiv, 58, [2], xviii, 18, [2], 8, [4] p., engr. frontis. port.
II: [4], 400, [10] p., add. engr., t.-pl.

Translation originally published in 1698--99. Volume II, containing La Bruyère's Characters, has imprint 'Printed for Edmund Curll, K. Sanger, and John Pemberton', and an additional engraved additional title-page by Van der Gucht, reading 'Monsr. Bruyere The Manners of the Age' with imprint 'London printed for E: Curll, K: Sanger, & I: Pemberton' and incorporating a portrait of La Bruyère. The portrait bust of Theophrastus in vol. I is also by Van der Gucht. Each section has special title-page and separate pagination. Each volume contains divisional, as well as volume, title-pages. 'Of The Manner of Living With Great Men' by Rowe (8 pp. at the end of vol. I) is of the second edition, originally published also in 1713. Two pages of publishers' advertisements at the end of vol. I. ESTC t130565.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on first free-endpapers John Soane / 1795. Inscribed in ink on both title-pages J. Cason.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style blind-panelled calf, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3690


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