DIALOGUES DES MORTS ANCIENS ET MODERNES, AVEC QUELQUES FABLES; COMPOSES POUR L'EDUCATION D'UN PRINCE ... Nouvelle Edition. Paris: Du Fonds des Freres Estienne. Chez Nyon l'Aine ..., 1783. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-7 [8-9] 10-442 [443-456], contemporary brown calf, spine panel tooled in gold, brown leather title label affixed to spine panel, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. New edition. One of the classics of eighteenth-century French literature. These dialogues by heroes and statesmen of antiquity and modern times (first published 1712) were prepared for the edification of Fenelon's pupil, the duc de Bourgogne, grandson of Louis XIV, who, upon the death of his father, became the direct heir to the French throne. Binding a trifle rubbed at extremities, else an excellent copy. (#23057).

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