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600G Antoine Augustin Bruyen de la Martinière; Nicolas-Charles-Joseph Trublet Formey, Jean-Henri-Samuel (1711-1797)

Conseils pour former unebibliothèquepeunombreusemaischoisie. Nouvelle. édition, corrigée et augmentée. Suivie de l’Introductiongénérale à l’étude des sciences & belles-lettres par M. de la Martinière

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A Berlin : Chez Haude et Spener,1756                             $600

Octavo 6 1/2 X 4 inches A-P12 Q6 This is a second edition arguaby considered the best. This copy is bound in full contemporary sheep with a gilt spine. Perhaps a precurser to Harold DSC_0054Bloom’s The Western Canon, this introduction to Belles- Lettres is quite amusing for what it doesn’t mention as much as what it does. Naturally the book is heavy in recommending French authors, representing the author heritage. Formey a Prussian writer of various talents, originally of a French refugee family, was born at Berlin in 1-711. He was educated at…

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