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MONTESQUIEU [(Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède)]
MONTESQUIEU [(Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède)] Lettres Persanes  de Montesquieu précédées de son éloge par D'Alambert, Paris, Baudouin Frères, 1828
portrait, faint offsetting on title, 8 plates, [ii] + xxxix + 411 pp. 8vo, later quarter red morocco, teg, edges uncut,
One of the foremost Philosophers and Thinker of the 18th century 1689-1755. This novel, exploring the differences between western and other cultures was first published in 1721, D'Alambert's obituary was published in Diderot's Encylopedia the fifth volume of 1756. The addition of plates by Beaumont engraved by Boilvin give the work a further piquancy.

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