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LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, François, duc de (1613--1680)
[Maximes. 1741]
Les pensées, maximes et réflexions morales de M. le Duc *** . Onziéme édition. Augmentée de remarques critiques, morales & historiques, sur chacune des réflexions. Par M. l'abbé de la Roche.
A Paris chez la veuve d'Etienne Ganeau, 1741.
xxiii, [1], 299, [1] p. ; 16.4 cm. (12º)

The celebrated Maximes of François de Marsillac, Duc de La Rochefoucauld were first published anonymously under the title Sentences et maximes de morale, La Haye, 1664. The fifth edition of 1678, titled Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales, was augmented to 504 maxims or brief reflections on human nature and society, whose themes are often self-interest, vanity or self-deception.

Copy Notes Pencil page references on pastedowns. Extensive annotation with translations into English, mostly in ink.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt-panelled spine with floral tool within double-rule border, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 985


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