Beautifully bound in contemporary French red morooco
ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
Émile, ou De l’éducation
La Haye, chez Jean Néaulme, 1762.
4 volumes 8vo (195 x 121 mm) title printed in red and black, VIII pp., 1 unn.l. (with ‘explication des figures’ and errata volumes I-II), 466 pp., 3 unn.ll. (including 2 unn.ll. with printer’s privilege and 1 unn.l. with errata for volumes III-IV), 2 engraved plates after Eisen for volume I ; 2 unn.ll. (half-title and title), 407 pp., 1 engraved plate after Eisen for volume II; 2 unn.ll. (half-title and title), 384 pp. [pp. 358-361 omitted], 1 engraved plate after Eisen for volume III; 2 unn.ll. (half-title and title), 455 pp., 1 engraved plate after Eisen for volume IV. Contemporary red morocco, triple gilt filet on covers, spine elaborately gilt with raised bands, inner gilt border, gilt edges.
48 000 
McEachern, Émile, IA; Sénelier, 758; Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 545; de Diesbach, Bibliothèque Jean Bonna, le XVIIIe siècle, no 141; de Marez Oyens & Alderson, Be Merry and Wise, Pierpont Morgan Library, no. 11.

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First edition, first printing, printed in Paris by Duchesne, under the name of Jean Néaulme in La Haye.  A magnificent copy bound in contemporary red Morocco.

This copy in accordance with the details given by McEachern.

A copy complete with the 5 required engravings, the first of which is engraved by Longueil and bearing the date 1762. No copy of volume one is known to have a half-title.

Copies in fine 18th century red morocco are of great rarity.

A very fine copy.

Provenance: Bernard Malle (his discrete stamp).