Lot n° 74
120 - 180
[Parisiana] - Saint-Foix, Germain-François... - Lot 74 - Crait + Müller
[Parisiana] - Saint-Foix, Germain-François Poullain de. - Essais historiques sur Paris, fifth edition. Paris, veuve Duchesne, 1776-1777. 7 vol. in-12, marbled havana calf, smooth spine decorated, 1 fillet on the cup, red edges - Corners dulled, 1 corner pierced, 1 cap shaved - , 370; , 336; X, 374; 235; 239, 139, ; , 487, ; 405,  pp. engraved portrait on the frontispiece of the first volume. These Essais historiques sur Paris (Historical essays on Paris) aim to illustrate, through facts and anecdotes, the character, manners and customs of France. It's a succession of observations and anecdotes designed to show, over and above differences in customs, the unity of the human species. For all that, the author keeps well away from the philosophical spirit of his time, not hesitating to defend, for example, the immortality of the soul.
Provenance: Château de Marcellus
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