ARGENS, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'

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ARGENS, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'
La Philosophie du bon sens, ou Réflexions philosophiques sur l'incertitude des connoissances humaines. New edition, revised by the abbé Olivet.
La Haye, Pierre Paupie, 1746. 2 volumes in-12 (163 x 90 mm) with engraved frontispiece and portrait, 1 f.n.ch. of title, XVI, 509 pp.
for volume I ; 1 f.n.ch. of title, 423 pp. for volume II. marbled calf, smooth spine decorated, spotted edges (contemporary binding).
Written by the author of Lettres juives and Lettres Chinoises.
Condemned by Kant and praised by Voltaire, the Philosophie du Bon-sens is an examination of all branches of human knowledge and prejudices. Considered dangerous, the work was banned by the Parliament.
A good copy despite a few browned leaves.
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