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Voltaire: ‘Philosophie’

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Voltaire: ‘Philosophie’
After 1767
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Extent and format
Paper; pp. ii + 1-69; i + 70-139. Two volumes. Quarto. Marbled boards. Labels 29, 30 on the spines.
Scope and content
An Answer to the Philosophy of History In a Series of Letters to the Marquiss of C+++ Translated from the French of Father Viret Conventual Cordelier.. A Lyon chez Benoît Duplain.. 1767' (Vol. I, p. ii). A translation of Louis Viret, Réponse à la Philosophie de l'histoire (Lyon, 1767). Two volumes. Voltaire's Philosophie was first published ostensibly in Amsterdam (1765) but actually in Geneva. See G. Bengesco, Voltaire Bibliographie, I (1882), 333-4.
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