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Enlightenment philosophy. MONTESQUIEU. Oeuvres.

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Enlightenment philosophy. MONTESQUIEU. Oeuvres.
 MONTESQUIEU, de Secondat, Charles-Louis. Oeuvres ? Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & considerablement augmentee par l'auteur. Tome premier [-septieme]
Amsterdam, Arkstee et Merkus, 1772-1775

7 Vols in 8vo, 165x94 mm, contemporary full calf binding. Gilt title and ornaments. Red edges. Red and black titlepages. 2 folded geographic maps engraved on copper o.t. in the first volume. Some abrasions on bindings, internally some stains and traces of wear.

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Rare edition with complete works. The folded geographic maps to the first volume are engraved by Robert de Vaugondy: the first, with the title 'Carte pour l'intelligence de livre intitulé De l'Esprit de Loix?' depicts the entire world; the second 'Supplèment por la Carte' depicts Europe. In the first four volumes, after D'Alembert's eulogy and Montesquieu's speech at the Académie, there are the XXXI books De l'esprit de Lois, accompanied by a detailed 'Table des matieres'.They follow, to the T. V 'Lettres persanes'; at T.VI: Les considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains & de leur decadence; Le dialogue de Sylla & d'Eucrate; Le temple de Gnide; L'essai sur le Goût. fragment; to T. VII: Lettres familieres. Volume VI bears two different dates in the two titlepages, 1769 in the general titlepage, and 1764 in the titlepage of 'Les considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains'; after p. 314 begins, with its own numbering, 'Le Temple de Gnide'. Volume VII, with the titlepage in black and white, bears the date 1775.
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