Oxford: Clarendon, 1955. With the Rejected Passages from the Manuscript Drafts and Autobiographical Notes. Frontispiece and several other illustrations. 244pp. Short 4to, blue cloth, d.w. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Small ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
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Londres: 1773. 3 volumes, slim 12mo, 318 pp + 252 + 239. Bound in full tree calf (rubbed at the extremities), gilt spines with black leather labels, rubricated edges. Londres [Amsterdam], 1773. First Edition. Very good (+). Paul-Henri Dietrich Thiery d'Holbach (1723-1789), the foremost exponent of atheistic materialism and the most intransigent polemicist against religion in the Enlightenment. Holbach had associated with the younger philosopher who, with Diderot, d'Alembert and Rousseau, were grouping around the Encyclopédie, to which he also.....
London: 1782. 250 pages. 12mo, contemporary 1/2 calf over marbled boards, well rubbed at spine ends. Londres (i.e. Amsterdam: M. M. Rey?), 1782. An exposition of his philosophy by "the foremost exponent of atheistic materialism and the most intransigent polemicist against religion in the Enlightenment". A comprehensive defense of atheism. Barbier I 137. Brunet Table 2315. NUC lists only one copy of this edition.
Stanford, CA: 1961. 1 page on "Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences" letterhead, 11 x 8.5 inches, Stanford, California, October 5, 1961, responding to a former student's request, in full: "Your letter of Sept. 27 reached me here where I am spending the current academic year. Thank you for the kind things you say. It is one of the chief rewards of teaching. I have no picture of myself at hand. You may be able to procure one.....
East Aurora: Roycroft, 1896. Illustrated with 12 black & white photogravures with lettered tissue guards, Original watercolor of a flowers on title page, 27 hand colored initials throughout, rubricated title, printed on heavy hand made paper. Small 4to, rebound in simple full brown morocco with gilt-lettered spine. Aurora: Roycroft Printing Hose, 1896. A very good(+) copy. Number 292 of 473 signed and numbered copies.
London: Jean Nourse, 1741. Rubricated title, copper engraved portrait of the author, 12mo, exquisitely bound by Ruban in full brown crushed morocco, ornately gilt spine, gilt covers, a.e.g. London: Jean Nourse, 1741. Fine. Neat contemporary handwriting in French on fly-leaf and on margins of frontispiece. Small name from 1754 near device on title page.
London: Cadell, EElliot, 1788. 2 volumes. 486 pages plus ads and 587 pages. Upper corner of margin on volume 1 eroded in margins, not effecting the text. 8vo, contemporary polished dark brown calf with red leather spine labels, rubbed. London: Printed for T. Cadell, C. Elliot, T. Kay, and Co., 1788. A New Edition. Internally clean and bright, a very good set.
Amsterdam: Schneider, 1759. BOUND WITH: Dissertations Sur les Passions Sur la Tragedie Sur La Regle du Gout. viii + 134pp. and 139pp., 12mo, full mottled leather, gilt-decorated spine; rubbed, with wear to spine ends and corners, early ownership signature page facing title page with some transfer to title page. Amsterdam: Chez J. H. Schneider, 1759. Internally, clean and tight, a very good copy.