Title: Les Caractères de Monsieur de La Bruyère, 1768
Author: Jean De La Bruyere
Publisher: Laurent Prault, Paris
A mid 18th century edition of La Bruyere’s Les Caracteres, including his speech delivered in the Académie Françoise on Monday June 15, 1693, as well as including a Defense of La Bruyère and his characters against the accusations and objections of Vigneul-Marville.
Through his depictions of morals, we can see the growing domination of money and capitalism, cracking the frameworks and traditions of the old society.
Two finely bound volumes in small 12mo (XII)+379, 440 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape, with very minor rubbing and wear at the corners, along with heavier wear and minor chipping on the spines. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.