The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Collection: 7 Classic Works

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He met Madame des Warens, a noted Catholic lady of leisure, in Savoy.

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Rousseau began to write whilst living with her. They eventually became lovers, and des Warens persuaded him to convert to Catholicism. Rousseau worked as a servant, music teacher and engraver. From —41, he worked as a private tutor for Monsieur de Mably, brother of the famous writer, the Abbe de Mably. From to , Rousseau lived in Paris, barely earning a living by teaching and by copying music. He became friends with the Enlightenment figure Diderot, who commissioned him to write articles for the famous Encylopedia. In the early s, Rousseau had a string of successes.

His First Discourse, on the Arts and Sciences, won first prize in a competition run by the Dijon Academy, and he had an opera and a play performed to great acclaim. The Discourse on Inequality was completed in May , and published in In , Rousseau left Paris. Rousseau's later quarrel with Voltaire was legendary for its violence.

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The publication of Rousseau's sentimental novel Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise in gained him a huge following. His next works were less popular; the Social Contract and Emile were condemned and publicly burnt in Paris and Geneva in The French government ordered that Rousseau be arrested, so he fled to Neuchatel in Switzerland. Here, he began to write his famous autobiography, the Confessions, and formally renounced his Genevan citizenship.

Rousseau came under increasing attack, in print and in practice, from the French monarchy, Voltaire and many others. He accepted the Scottish philosopher Hume's offer to take refuge in Britain, only to quarrel with Hume as well and soon return to France. Rousseau died suddenly on July 2, His death caused a great outpouring of sentiment amongst his many readers and admirers. In , the French revolutionary government ordered that his ashes be honored and moved to the Pantheon.

It is fairly easy to trace the philosophical influences on the Discourse. Tender hinges. Minor bookseller's writing on the front pastedown, handwritten author name added to the title page.

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Engraved frontispiece. Pages lightly tanned and clean, text complete. This is an early reprint of Rousseau's prominent essay on "the noble savage" which appears here printed in full in italics, with Le Cat's lengthy refutation alongside. This is one of Rousseau's earliest and most important works on the destructive influence of civilization on human beings, cementing his prestige as a philosopher. This book is also important for the contemporary critique.

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Seller Inventory mon More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by Gebbie And Company, Philadelphia Full Morocco, Elaborately Gilt. Condition: Near Fine. Plates By Maurice Leloir illustrator. First Edition Thus. Twelve Volumes.

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More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by P. Dupont, Libraire-Editeur, Paris About this Item: P. Dupont, Libraire-Editeur, Paris, The original printing of this beautiful collection of the entire works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau , in his native French and complete in 22 uniform octavo volumes. Except for a tiny bit of chipping to the spine crown of Vol. The first serious attempt to gather all the known writings of this major 18th century French philosopher, the Parisian publisher P.

Dupont presents the work as follows: Vols. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Amsterdam: Chez Marc Michel Rey, First original edition, distinguishable from the counterfeit editions by the signatures on frontispiece and the spelling, "Jaques," on p.

Small octavo 8 x 5 inches; x mm. Title-page printed in red and black.

Copper-engraved frontispiece, signed by D[ominique] Sornique after C[harles Dominique Joseph] Eisen, engraved vignette on title and head-piece on dedication page by Fokke. Nineteenth-century mottled calf, covers double-ruled in blind. Board edges ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers.

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All edges red. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Binding a bit tight. Internally very clean. Overall a very good copy. One of Rousseau's earlier works, the Discourse is a critique of conventional and social relations and a strong defense of the individual. With its emphasis on the equality of all, it foreshadows his later work, the Contrat Social, which became the bible of the French Revolution. The frontispiece depicts a group of "civilized" men contemplating a man in Rousseau's state of nature, the state of complete equality which was lost with the introduction of the trappings of civilization, such as industry, agriculture, and property.

Tchemerzine X, Kress BM Norman Goldsmith HBS More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Condition: Very good. Contemporary marbled boards rebacked in calf, lightly rubbed, 4 leaves with some marginal soiling, but very good. All 3 works are uncut.

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Ref: Gagnebin 2, variant. This work is the beginning of the philosophy that Rousseau would continue to examine for the rest of his life. Nature vs. This work began as a thesis to be submitted for a prize announced by the Academy of Dijon in , he feared that there would be universal dissent, but there was at least some acclaim, as it won and was subsequently published the next year. More information about this seller Contact this seller Contemporary Full Calf. First American Edition. First American edition. Bound in contemporary full calf leather with morocco spine label.

Very Good. Bunding worn, joints rubbed, and with shallow loss at crown. Bookplate removal to front paste down and previous owner details to front free endpaper. Contents toned and sporadically foxed or soiled. Edge tear to page 3, affecting text.

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Pages nearly out of binding with fore-edges worn. Frontispiece is present. Four volumes. I: IV, pp. First separate and first counterfeit [? First edition with this title printed by the publisher Duchesne, limited to copies and first edition illustrated jointly by Cochin and Gravelot. With the half-titles. Title-pages in red-and-black. Contemporary calf. Published by Paris: Chez Dalibon Libraire, Special Edition.