London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and John Muray, 1805. First Edition. Leather_bound. 406, 346, 356, 344 total pages. [Lacks adverts at end of each volume which were excised when set was rebound]. Professionally bound in 3/4 green leather with marbled boards. Spine titles and decorations in gilt. Small octavos. Condition: Rear board to volume one has some fading, spines bright, corners bumped and some light edgewear. Bindings tight. Bookplate to each volume, occasional foxing to interiors, overall bright. Very Good. Item #76740
Marmontel [1723-1799] gained literary success in Paris with his Moral Stories [Contes Moraux] ,regarded as classics today. He wrote "Les Incas" , a call for religious toleration, which led to his being denounced by the Sorbonne. He was also friends with Diderot and the Encyclopedists.
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