The Earl of Valmont or the missteps of reason. T.4. 1778. Paris. At the Queen's Printer-Library. Rare Book.Royal Censorship

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Here is a very rare copy of the famous work of morality recounting the conversion of Father Gérard (1737-1813) who lived after his studies in libertinism but who regained faith and became canon of Saint-Louis of the Louvre. This book was published shortly before the French Revolution in 1778, with the approval and privilege of the king.

By holding this book in hand we touch the story.

THE VALMONT COMTE OR THE RAISON. Letters collected and published by M... Part two. Volume fourth.

In Paris. At Mustard's. Printer-librarian of the REINE, of Madame, of Madame the Countess of Artois. 1778. 414 pages .

Full calf binding period. Hardcover. Back to the nerve. (see photos)

Flowery counter-plate. Ornate gutter. (see photos)

Head headdress and missing tail cap (see photos)

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


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