De L'Esprit.

HELVETIUS, Claude Adrien.

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Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Arkstee & Merkus
Date Published: 1759

Description: 2 vols., small 8vo, full contemporary calf; leather spine labels. (spines rubbed & chipped at the extremes; hinges weak). Amsterdam & Leipzig: Arkstee & Merkus, 1759. Very good.

Comments: Early edition of the most important work of the renowned Encyclopedist, in which he championed hedonism & self interest. The work was condemned by the Sorbonne, and publicly burned in Paris in 1759, the year following the first edition. 18th century bookplate of Cornelius Heathcote Reaston Rodes in each volume, as well as 20th century book labels of art historian Meyer Schapiro.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 173613


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