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MERCIER (Louis-Sébastien)

Published by A Londres, sans nom, 1772. (1772)

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About this Item: A Londres, sans nom, 1772., 1772. Reliure demi-toile muette. In-8°, XII-402p. Une des 24 éditions parues entre 1771 (date de l'édition originale) et 1789. Inscription en page de faux-titre, tampon de possesseur en page de titre. rousseurs. Néanmoins bon exemplaire. Seller Inventory # 23212

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MERCIER (Louis-Sébastien)

Published by A Londres, sans nom, 1775. (1775)

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About this Item: A Londres, sans nom, 1775., 1775. In-12, VIII-404p. Une des 24 éditions parues entre 1771 (date de l'édition originale) et 1789. Inscription en page de garde, bords de la reliure usés, néanmoins bon exemplaire. Reliure demi-basane à coins, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre rouge. Seller Inventory # 22229

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Utopie ) - Louis-Sébastien Mercier.

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About this Item: A Londres 1774. In- 12 relié de 479 pages au format 10 x 17 cm. Demi maroquin avec plats en papier marbré. Dos rond avec étiquette d'appartenance de Vittorio Ferrari, et titre et fleurons dorés et gravés. Nom de l'auteur et annotation à la plume en page de titre. Plats et coins avec infimes frottis. Intérieur frais. Rare tirage daté de 1774 mais reproduisant apparemment l'édition originale. En effet, il n'est pas fait mention en page de titre de cette note : .Nouvelle Edition, revue et corrigée par l'Auteur, qui a jugé à propos de refondre le Chapitre de la Bibliothèque du Roi. De plus il manque en fin d'ouvrage le chapitre intitulé : Supplément au chapitre de la bibliothèque du Roi tel quil étoit dans les précédentes éditions. Très bel état général pour cette Utopie, considérée comme l'un des tous premiers textes d'Anticipation. De toute rareté. Seller Inventory # 25367

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Mercier, Louis-Sebastien ].

Published by A Londres: 1775. (1775)

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About this Item: A Londres: 1775., 1775. Mercier (1740-1814) was a prolific writer of plays, novels, and pamphlets. Firmly in the tradition of the Enlightenment, he was influenced by Rousseau, Diderot, Holbach, Mably, and others. Robert Darnton writes: "There is no better writer to consult," Robert Darnton writes, "if one wants to get some idea of how Paris looked, sounded, smelled, and felt on the eve of the Revolution" (The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France, p. 118). despite its self-proclaimed character of fantasy.L'An 2440 demanded to be read as a serious guidebook to the future. It offered an astonishing new perspective: the future as a fait accompli and the present as a distant past. Who could resist the temptation to participate in such a thought experiment? And once engaged in it, who could fail to see that it exposed the rottenness of the society before his eyes, the Paris of the eighteenth century?" (ibid, p. 120). Gershon Legman (1917-1999) pioneered the serious academic study of erotic and taboo materials in folklore. He is particularly known for his work, Rationale of the Dirty Joke: An Analysis of Sexual Humor (1968) and for his several books on limericks. Small octavo [viii], 472, [4] pp. Later mottled sheep. Gilt, flat spine, edges stained red. Light dampstain in margin of half-title, a little light foxing. A very good copy. Gershon Legman's copy, with his signature and the date 1984 in ink on the front free endpaper. Early edition of this influential utopian novel, noteworthy for being set in the future. "L'an deux mille quatre cent quarante was first published in 1771. It was swiftly banned in France and was put on the Inquisition's list of forbidden books in 1773, but it became a runaway best seller, going through at least twenty-five editions. Cioranescu 44468, listing the first edition. Darnton, The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France 1769-1789, p. 17, no. 30. Seller Inventory # 14501

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MERCIER, Louis-Sébastien (1740-1814)].

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About this Item: 3 Bde. 12mo (170 x 100 mm). Mit 3 Frontispizen, gestochen von E. J. Nepomucène de Ghendt. XVI, 380 S., 1 Index Bl.; [4], 381, [2] S.; [4], 312 S., 1 Index Bl. Gesprenkelter Kalbslederband d. Z., mit Rückenschild. Ohne Ort und Drucker [Amsterdam, Changuion für D.-J. Poinçot, Paris?], 1786. Kleinformatige Ausgabe in drei Bänden von Merciers Klassiker, "this printing is from the same setting of type as the (octavo) variants but imposed in duodecimo . Printed with is 'L'Homme de fer', a work related to L'An 2440. It was regularly published with the main work after its initial appearence here" (Wilkie). Die drei Kupfertafeln stammen von dem Pariser Kupferstecher E. J. Nepomucène de Ghendt (1738-1815). - Die drei Frontispize mit schmalem Wasserrand, jenes in Bd. III mit beschädigter unterer Ecke, insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden. Wilkie 1786.2b; cf. Roberts, The History of Science Fiction (2006), p. 84f.; Negley 773; Rufi, Bibliographie L.-S. Mercier, 18 (note); Quérard, La France littéraire VI, 58. Authoritative and most complete edition in 12mo of Mercier's vision of a future Paris, where everything has immeasurably improved from the ancien régime France of the late 18th century. It went through at least twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1771, and became 'the supreme bestseller' of clandestine pre-revolutionary French novels. - With the first edition in the appendix of his allegorical dream L'homme de fer. - This variant corresponds to Wilkie's no. 1786.2a, with the difference of page no. 166 in the third volume, which is correctly printed in our copy. - Plates with narrow light waterstain in outer margins, lower corner of frontispiece in third volume slightly damaged. Seller Inventory # B324675

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Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five: Louis-Sébastien Mercier; W.

Louis-Sébastien Mercier; W. Hooper, M.D. (translated by)

Published by W. Wilson, Dublin (1772)

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About this Item: W. Wilson, Dublin, 1772. No Binding. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. An exceedingly rare imprint of this utopian novel, first published in French in 1771. This edition was published in Dublin in 1772, and cannot be found in OCLC (the first edition in English is listed in OCLC as a London imprint in 1772: 2 vol. G. Robinson). This is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. Book block only, lacking boards, but majority of leather spine strip still present, with raised bands; binding of book block still sound. 6 3/8 x 4 inches, 184 pp. Mild dampstaing near spine. Otherwise, pages clean. This is volume 1 only (but volume 2 is available to read online (h t t p s : / / a r c h i v e . o r g /details/memoirsofyeartwo02merc --- without the spaces). Rare indeed. "Mercier's L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais (literally, "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One"; translated into English as Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred [sic]; and into German as Das Jahr zwey tausend vier hundert und vierzig: Ein Traum aller Träume) is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. An extremely popular work (it went through twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1770), the work describes the adventures of an unnamed man, who, after engaging in a heated discussion with a philosopher friend about the injustices of Paris, falls asleep and finds himself in a Paris of the future. Darnton writes that "despite its self-proclaimed character of fantasy.L'An 2440 demanded to be read as a serious guidebook to the future. It offered an astonishing new perspective: the future as a fait accompli and the present as a distant past. Who could resist the temptation to participate in such a thought experiment? And once engaged in it, who could fail to see that it exposed the rottenness of the society before his eyes, the Paris of the eighteenth century?" Mercier's hero notes everything that catches his fancy in this futuristic Paris. Public space and the justice system have been reorganized. Its citizens' garb is comfortable and practical. Hospitals are effective and based on science. There are no monks, priests, prostitutes, beggars, dancing masters (i.e. teachers), pastry chefs, standing armies, slavery, arbitrary arrest, taxes, guilds, foreign trade, coffee, tea or tobacco and all useless and immoral previously-written literature has been destroyed. Mercier's future is not wholly utopian. The extremes of wealth and poverty have been abolished; nevertheless, the poor still exist. There is little economic development and the population of France has increased only by 50%." (1722RO089). Seller Inventory # 3920

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