CONDILLAC, Étienne Bonnot. Cours d'Étude pour L'Instruction du Prince de Parme, aujourd'hui S.A.R. l'Infant D. Ferdinand, Duc de Parme, Plaisance, Guastalle, &c. &c. &c.
Londres, Chez les libraires françois, 1776.
Sixteen 12mo (166x95 mm), frontispiece, xxxii-cii-330 pages / xxxviii-372 pages / xxxvi-300 pages and 9 folding plates, one section with errors of numbering. / xx-214 pages / xxxi-376 pages / xlii-(2)-440 pages / xxxvi-442 pages / xxxviii-532 pages / xxxii-296 pages / (4)-xxviii-387 pages / xlvii-507 pages / liv-556 pages / lxviii-528 pages / xlvii-486 pages / xlviii-400 pages / xii-436 pages. binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers. Worm's hole on volume 7. Globally good condition of the copies. Some caps and corners chipped.
Étienne Bonnot Condillac (philosopher and abbot, 1714 - 1780) was sent in 1757 to Parma to properly instruct, a royal heir, the infant D. Ferdinand (1751 - 1802), son of Philip I of Boubon-Parma and therefore grandson of Philip V of Spain, and future Duke of Parma.
The education received by the young man highlighted the attachment to English thought and the analytic method of his teacher.
He tought his pupil the different fields of Knowledge, such as Science, Politics, History, Philosophy, etc., to give all the necessary keys to erudition due to his rank.
Very good copie.
Price : 450 €