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Utopy. MERCIER. L'an deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante.

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Utopy. MERCIER. L'an deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante.
 MERCIER, Louis-Sébastien. L'an deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante. Londres, 1785

2 vols. 8vo, 174x110 mm; quarter leather binding with corners, gilt titles and ornaments at the spine, red sprayed edges. Woodcut vignette and ornaments. Good copy.

Condition Report

Beautiful and rare utopian work of this social satire describing the experiences of a Parisian who, after sleeping for 670 years, wakes up and finds that all the ideals of the Enlightenment have been realized in the meantime. The work, in many bitterly prophetic aspects, was widely publicized, with various counterfeits and almost as many parody, often not less fanciful than the original parody. Bibliography: Weller, II, p.188. Goldsmiths, 11523 Einaudi, 3843 (ed. 1774). Higgs, 5375. Cioranescu, 44468. Kindler, XI, p. 550. Quérard, VI, 58. Barbier, I, 161.
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