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Belisaire, bound with Fragmens de Philosophie Morale: Pour servir de suite a Belisaire

Marmontel, M.

Published by Chez Merlin 1767, 1768, Paris, 1767
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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12mo. (6 by 4 inches, 15 by 10 cm.) 180, [4], 48 pp. French classic novel on the Byzantine general who served under the Emperor Justinian and successfully reconquered part of Italy after its final loss to the "Barbarians" the century earlier. Belisarius, as he is known in English, went from being among the most powerful men of his day to being imprisoned for corruption before being pardoned by Justinian. Legend has it that Justinian also ordered him blinded, and thus Belisarius was reduced to beggary. While probably apocryphal, the legend was popularly dessiminated in this novel, and as a direct result the depiction of Belisarius as a blind beggar encountering one of his former soldiers became a popular subject for painters who found the story of such a dramatic reversal of fortune irresistible. The leather and boards of the binding have wear but remain attractive and are of the period. Bookseller Inventory # 002039

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Title: Belisaire, bound with Fragmens de ...

Publisher: Chez Merlin 1767, 1768, Paris

Publication Date: 1767

Binding: Half Leather

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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