[LA BRUYÈRE (Jean de)].

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[LA BRUYÈRE (Jean de)].
Caracteres de Theophraste traduits du grec, avec Les Caracteres ou les Moeurs de ce siecle. A Paris, Chez Estienne Michallet, 1716 [sic for 1696]. In-12, basane, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, spine gilt, gilt edges (period binding). "Neuvième edition, revûë & corrigée", i.e. the ninth original edition, the last one printed during La Bruyère's lifetime (1696-1645). It bears on the title a typographical error which transformed the date of M. DC. XCVI (1696) into M. DC. CXVI (1716) and contains the author's final corrections. 16[ ff. + 52 + 662 + 44 pp. + [3[ ff. A frontispiece portrait. From the library of Louis Barthou, with ex-libris. Small loss at the head cover and old restorations; date in ink at the foot of the title.
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