GOLDEN RUST (Augustin). The Moral Alembic,... - Lot 107 - Rossini

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GOLDEN RUST (Augustin). The Moral Alembic,... - Lot 107 - Rossini
GOLDEN RUST (Augustin). The Moral Alembic, or Reasoned Analysis of all that relates to man. By the Friend of the Francis. In Morocco [Paris], 1773. In-8, marbled calf, spine decorated, green title coin, red edges (contemporary binding). Goldsmiths, number 10955. - INED, n°3937. Original edition of this very varied and very interesting dictionary, containing theories on the excellence of population and agriculture, on the need to moderate industry, on the dangers of luxury, colonies and the corruption of morals, etc. Rouillé d'Orfeuil, alias l'Ami des Français, was a former infantry colonel. Baron Grimm, in his Correspondence, described him as a political dreamer. There are two editions under the same date, with an identical snack, without it being possible to determine the primacy of one over the other: one of them (which is not ours) differs in that it contains on the back of the title a printed note asking the reader to refer to an errata leaflet, and another note at the bottom of the Mm4 leaflet. In both cases, the collation is identical and the text is uncorrected, with the same typos. Without the errata leaf, some freckles.
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