Les Ruines, ou meditation sur les revolutions des Empires. Nouvelle edition corrigee.

VOLNEY, Constantin-Francois

Published by Desenne, Volland, Plassan, Paris, 1792
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New and corrected edition [First edition printed in France]. 8vo. pp. xvi, 295, [1]. With plate depicting the ruins of Palmyra and 2 fold out plates illustrating 1.) the eastern hemisphere and 2.) the astrological constellations ( ceil astrologique des anciens). Bound in original pink paste paper boards - some wear to the outer hinges and extremities. Pages are clean; occasional speck of marginal foxing. Volney's book of meditations on the rise and fall of empires was influential on the Romantic movement and on the Hudson River school of painting. Chapters also discuss ancient religions and mysticism. Bookseller Inventory # 000262

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Title: Les Ruines, ou meditation sur les ...

Publisher: Desenne, Volland, Plassan, Paris

Publication Date: 1792

Binding: Hardcover

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