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Item #79288 Analyse Raisonee de l'Esprit des Loix. Pisa, 1784. Stefano Bertolini.
Analyse Raisonee de l'Esprit des Loix. Pisa, 1784.

Analyse Raisonee de l'Esprit des Loix. Pisa, 1784.

Rare Italian Printing of a Study of Montesquieu Bertolini, Stefano [1711-1782]. Analyse Raisonee de l'Esprit des Loix. Pisa: Chez Jacques Grazioli, 1784. 125, [1] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary stiff patterned wrappers. Light rubbing to extremities, patterned paper of spine lightly worn. Light toning to interior, light soiling to a few leaves, partial crack in text block between pp. 32-33, crack in text block between pp. 96-97, all leaves secure. An attractive copy of a rare edition. $1,500. * Only Italian edition. Written in 1754 and first published in Geneva in 1771, this is a study of De l'Esprit des Loix, Montesquieu's famous work of political theory and comparative law. Bertolini was an attorney in Florence and civil servant. Prior to publication, he sent a copy of Analyse to Montesquieu, whose reply is reproduced at the beginning of the work. Though never published with De l'Esprit des Loix during either man's lifetime, as Bertolini hoped it would be, the Analyse appeared in a 1798 collected-works edition of Montesquieu. Another edition was published in Leipzig in 1773. All editions of this title are scarce. No copies of the Pisa edition located on OCLC. See Shackleton, Montesquieu: A Critical Biography 365.

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