L’art de sentir et de juger en matière de goût.

Paris: Chez Pissot, 1762. First edition of a scarce French work on aesthetics, attributed by Barbier to Seran de la Tour, author of Amusement de la raison (1752), and lives of Epaminondas and Scipio Africanus, which were translated into English in 1787. OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. It was influential contribution to eighteenth-century discussion of the nature of taste, going through three more editions in 1788, 1790, and 1796. Joints cracking, but sound. Corners lightly rubbed. A very good copy. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, edges stained red. Two volumes in one, octavo. vii, [1, blank], xlii, 230; vi, 242, [12] pp. Item #13219

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