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Pascal and Theophrastus. BRILLON. Suite des caracteres.

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Pascal and Theophrastus. BRILLON. Suite des caracteres.
 BRILLON, Pierre Jacques. Suite des caracteres de Theophraste, et des pensées de Mr Pascal. A Amsterdam, Chez Henri Desbordes, dans le Kalver-Straat, 1698

8vo piccolo, 151x85 mm; contemporary full calf binding, gilt title on label and gilt ornaments on spine; pp. [4], 296. Errors of numeration. Vignette on titlepage. Woodcut initials, headpieces and endpieces. Text in french. Round and italic type. Slight traces of dampstain on the margins of a few pages, unsophisticated copy.

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Rare pirate edition. Counterfeiting of the work that appeared in 1697, printed with a false place of printing in Rouen or Lyon, whose original title appears at the beginning of the text. The author, who intends to continue the work of La Bruyère, boldly proposes several chapters on the topics dear to them ?moralistes?: L'Homme ; la religion ; la solitude ; la cour et les grands ; Réflexions sur quelques endroits choisis de Tacite ; Le mérite ; la réputation ; la mode ; les femmes ; l'esprit et la science ; les auteurs ; le jeu. The work was is annotated by Paul Aron in the chapter:?L?imitation de l?inimitable et le plagiat? dedicated to to the emulators and plagiarists of La Bruyère. Paul Aron. Histoire du pastiche: Le pastiche littéraire français de la Renaissance à nos jours, 2015. Per l'autore cfr. Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrage anonymes..., 1882, v. 4, col. 577.
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