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ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques.Discours sur L'Origine et les Fondemens de L'inegalité Parmi les Hommes (Discourse on the Origins and the Foundations of Inequality among Men).
Publisher: Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam, 1755
Used. 1 blank leave + engraved frontispiece "Il retourne chez fes Egaux" + TP + [III]-LXX + 1 leaf = "Avertissement" with "Question" on verso + [1]-262 + [263] = "Errata" + [264] = "Avis pour le Relieur" + 2 blank leaves, Octavo. First Edition, First Printing. (Dufour #55, Volume 1, pp. 55-57.)Rousseau's most important work after Contract Social (1762) -- posing a radical challenge to Locke and Hobbes. Having won the prize from the Academy of Dijon with his essay, Discours sure les sciences...
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