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VON HALLER, ALBRECHT: - Usong, histoire orientale. Paris & Frankfurt, Jean Georg Esslinger, 1772.

Pp. (xii), 346. Later marbled boards, silk cloth spine lettered in gilt. A French edition translated from the German (Bern 1771). Baron Haller (1708-77) was a famous Swiss scientist and poet who published three philosophical romances, of which this is one. It is an utopian story taking place in a fictional Persia and Haller constructs an ideal system of political values based on eastern theories rather than typical western values. Diba p. 231 (another issue Lausanne 1772).
EUR 500.00 [Appr.: US$ 568.27 | £UK 452.25 | JPą 64292] Book number 35068

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