[DIDEROT, Denis].

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[DIDEROT, Denis].
Philosophical thoughts. La Haye, aux dépens de la Compagnie [Paris, printed by Charles-Jean-Baptiste Delespine pour Laurent Durand], 1746. In-12 (152 x 85 mm) d'un frontispice gravé, 1 f.n.ch. (title), 136 pp., 6 ff.n.ch. (table); red morocco, triple gilt fillet framing, smooth decorated spine, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First edition. A copy of the second edition, more complete than the first, with an engraved frontispiece and table, elements not included in the first edition. Also included are the cartoons described by Adams for pages 3/4 and 91/92. Famous collection of aphorisms published anonymously, it is the first personal work of Diderot (1713-1784). The allegorical frontispiece shows the Truth standing on the right, tearing off the mask of Superstition. Nice copy, notebooks 'H' and 'I' inverted. Adams, Diderot, PD2.
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