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Enlightenment philosophy. HOLBACH. Essai sur les préjugés.

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Enlightenment philosophy. HOLBACH. Essai sur les préjugés.
 HOLBACH, Paul Henri, baron d?. Essai sur les prejuges, ou De l'influence des Opinions sur les Moeurs et sur le bonheur des hommes Â? par Dumarsais. Tome premier [-second] Paris, J. Desray, An premier de la République 1792

2 tomes in a vol Large 8vo, 200x120 mm; contemporary full leather binding, gilt titles and ornaments at the spine, marbled end papers; pp [4], XLIX, [3], 184 Â? pp [4], 232. Slight browning and yellowing, occasional spotting. Genuine copy with wide margins.

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A rare and important edition of this famous materialist manifesto. Atheist radical, the author faces all the prejudices, considering that the main of them is religion. The Baron of Holbach declares that "ignorance, that is to say, is a préjugé des hommes sont les sources de leurs maux: the bloodthirst in the east." King Frederick II was indignant and refuted the thesis in his Examen de l ' Essai sur les préjugés. In this edition, the text is accompanied by Naigeon notes. Caillet, 5318, for the editions of 1770, London, and 1822, Paris.
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