Paris: Joannem- Baptistam Coignard & Antonium Boudet, 1747. First Edition. hardcover. Opus posthumum Illustrissimi Abbatis Caroli d'Orleans de Rothelin...Copper engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved decorations throughout, 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spine, leather spine labels; (backs and corners worn). Parisiis: Joannem- Baptistam Coignard & Antonium Boudet, 1747. Internally fine. very good.
"Much of the poem was written before 1700 as a result of conversation with Peter Bayle, but none of it was published until after its author's death more than forty years later...the author must have..realized that his positions, though they were now the main prop of orthodox theology, had become too vulnerable to render effective support to the Church against Lucretian materialism." (Gordon, Bibliog. of Lucretius). Lewine 423.