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Eloise & Abelard

Histoire d’Eloise et d’Abelard Avec la Lettre Passionnee Qu’elle Lui Ecrivit by Remond des Cours, Nicolas, 1697

Eloise (or Heloise) was a French nun, writer, scholar and abbess, best known for her love affair and correspondence with Peter Abelard. Abelard was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. Troisieme Edition. Augmentee de trois autres Lettres sur le meme sujet. Hardback contemporary full leather binding with gilt tooled vignette to cover and title with decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers. Original pages are in remarkable condition considering their age, with expected toning, occasional foxing, and some small closed tears or chipping. Engraved frontispiece. Overall very good condition, presents smartly. 198 pp. Scarce, only a handful of known copies. 

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