J.J.Rousseau, Author of Letters on Botany & c. The Tomb of Jean Jaque Rousseau.
London.Published July 1.1801, by Dr.Thornton, Hinde Sheet.
Stipple & line engraving, small margins. Plate 470 x 317mm. 18½" x 12½". A few nicks and tears around the edges, a few small spots of foxing.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712 – July 2, 1778) was a Franco-Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism. His legacy as a radical and revolutionary is perhaps best demonstrated by his most famous line in The Social Contract: 'Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.'
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