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Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Neuchâtel
Ms. R 78
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire
Paper · 140 pp. · 16.8 x 10.7-10.9 cm · Paris · 1776-1778
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Carefully handwritten copy of the first seven Promenades (of the ten that make up the published text), with several crossed out and deleted passages. Each booklet consists of 12 bifolia. From page 1 to 83, the pages were numbered by Rousseau, from page 84 by Th. Dufour. In Les Rêveries, Rousseau performs one last introspection in the form of philosphical thoughts and reflections, which he himself characterizes as an appendix to his Confessions. In the fifth Promenade, he describes with nostalgia the moments of solitary happiness he experienced on St. Peter's Island in Lake Biel. The Rêveries are Rousseau’s last text; after the philosopher’s death, they were retained by his friend and publisher Pierre-Alexandre DuPeyrou (1729-1794) from Neuchâtel, who in his testament bequeathed the manuscript to the Neuchâtel Library. (beg)
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Dufour Théophile, Recherches bibliographiques sur les œuvres imprimées de J.-J. Rousseau, Tome second, Paris 1925, p. 185-186, avec corrections de la part de Claire Rosselet.
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10.5076/e-codices-bpun-R0078 (
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Andrea Giovannini 2013 (PDF)
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Eigeldinger Frédéric S. « Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire », dans : Rousseau Jean-Jacques Œuvres complètes sous la direction de Raymond Trousson et Frédéric S. Eigeldinger, T. III, Genève : Slatkine ; Paris : Champion, 2012, pp. 435-562.

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