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The Philosophy of History

By M de Voltaire

1766 - London - L Allcock

8" by 5"; viii, 316pp, [1]


 

DETAILS

A philosophical work by the prominent French Enlightenment author.

Needs rebacking but a good copy with wide margins

Voltaire was a nom-de-plume of Francois-Marie Arouet.

First thus, this is the first English translation of this work.

With a bookplate for Hodgson's circulating library to the front pastedown.

The French edition of this work was published in 1765 under the title 'La Philosophie de L'Histoire'.  It was published under the pseudonym of L'Abbe Bazin in order to protect Voltaire from persecution.

This copy has the page '44' numeration printed upside down and page '93' printed as '39.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed. Loss to the front board due to rubbing. Further loss to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Crack down the centre of spine causing binding to split. Work is held together by one cord only and is at a risk of splitting entirely to two pieces. Front hinge is strained but firm. Subscription to Hodgson's circulating library plate to the front pastedown. Prior owner's inscription and possible shelf number label to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, binding is weak at pages 130-131 and held by one cord only due to the split in binding. It is probable that this will fail with further handling. Otherwise, the work is firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned, particularly to the edges. Occasional light scattered spots. Rear endpaper has been removed. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding.


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