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Enlightenment philosophy. HOLBACH. Systême de la nature. 1771.

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Enlightenment philosophy. HOLBACH. Systême de la nature. 1771.
 HOLBACH, Paul Henri, baron d?. SystÍme de la nature ? Par M. Mirabaud. Londres, 17712 Vols, Large 8vo, 205x135 mm, Contemporary binding in marbled boards; pp. [14], 2 bianche, 397, 3 b.; pp. [4], 500, [4]. Good copy with wide margins.

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Rare edition, released the year after the first. This famous work, one of the most radical Enlightenment philosophy, was called "the bible of materialism". Published in Holland under a false name, it caused a great scandal and was immediately banned and put to the stake in August 1770. Resolutely atheist and hostile even to deism, the baron of Holbach, who had drawn to support his thesis to Hobbes, Locke and La Mettrie, managed to offend almost everyone, including Voltaire and Federico II. The book, however, was a huge success and in a short time ten editions were made. For the 1770 edition see PMM 215, Tchemerzine 6/243
thu 25 June 2020
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