Émile ou de l'éducation. 4 Tomes.

Amsterdam, Chez Jean Néaulme, 1762. 12mo. Bound in four very nice later, uniform full mottled calf pastiche-bindings with raised bands to gilt spines and inner gilt dentelles. A lovely copy with only occasional minor browning. (4), VII, (1), 358 pp. + (4), 270 pp. + (4), 256 pp. + (4), 342 pp. + 5 engraved plates in all.

Early 12mo-edition, from the same year as the first printing, of the seminal work that constitutes the climax of Rousseau's genius as well as the most important work on education since Plato. In Émile, Rousseau poses an entirely new approach to education and the upbringing of children. His thoughts were exceedingly controversial, the work was burnt by the executioner immediately after its first appearance and Rousseau had to flee the country due to a warrant for his arrest.

McEachern: 9.

Order-nr.: 55199

DKK 5.000,00