The Count of Valmont or the wanderings of reason. T.4. 1778. Paris. At Moutard, printer-bookseller of the Queen. Rare Book. Royal Censorship

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Here is a very rare copy of the famous moral work relating the conversion of Abbot Gérard (1737-1813) who lived after his studies in libertinage but who found his faith and became canon of Saint-Louis du Louvre. This book was published shortly before the French revolution, in 1778, with the approval and privilege of the king.

Holding this book in hand we touch on history.

THE COUNTY OF VALMONT OR THE MISLEADINGS OF REASON. Letters collected and published by M... Second part. Volume four.

In Paris. At Mustard’s. Printer-bookseller to the QUEEN, Madame, & Madame the Countess of Artois. 1778. 414 pages.

Period full calfskin binding. Hardcover. Nerve back. (see photos)

Flowery backplate. Ornate gutter. (see photos)

Head cap and tail cap missing (see photos)

Very clean interior except writing on title page and white spots p.6 (see photos)


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