La nouvelle Héloise, ou lettres de duex amans, habitans d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes.
8vo. 6 vols. (instead of 7: wanting vol. 5). With 8 (instead of 12) engr. plates. Contemp. gilt calf with giltstamped red spine labels. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.
Finely printed later edition of Rousseau's famous epistolary novel first published in 1761. Luxury copy on large paper with the charming engravings by Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814).
Bindings slightly rubbed at extremities, but altogether well-preserved. From the collection of the Graz priest Robert Leidenfrost (1827-97) with his ownership stamp. Wants vol. 5.
Cohen/Ricci 906. Lewine 476. Dufour I, 106.