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Jean-Baptiste Marquis de BOYER D'ARGENS Lettres juives, ou correspondance philosophique, historique, et critique, entre un Juif voyageur à Paris & ses correspondans en divers endroits

Jean-Baptiste Marquis de BOYER D'ARGENS

Lettres juives, ou correspondance philosophique, historique, et critique, entre un Juif voyageur à Paris & ses correspondans en divers endroits

Chez Pierre Paupie, à La haye 1764, 8 tomes en 8 vol. pet. in-12 (8x14,5cm), (2) xxiv 347pp. et (2) iv, 365pp. et (2) viij, 368pp. et (2) xxviij, 391pp. et (2) xxij, 357pp. et (2) xx, 376pp. et (2) 298pp. et (2) 390pp. (1), relié.


New edition, after the original was published in 1736 to 1737 by the same publisher, but contained only 180 letters against 203 for the following. The table of contents occupies the space of the last volume. Full calf blond contemporary. Smooth back decorated. Parts in red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. Caps head of volumes II, III, and IV missing. Friction and scuffs on some boards. Some corners bumped. Pretty good together. Jewish letters are the first literary contribution Boyer d'Argens after his military career and his most notable for his fantasy and verve book. The book was originally a contemporaryical letters appeared regularly. A Jewish traveler in Europe expressed his observations and reflections to his Jewish friends, in a pretty model in vogue at this time and qu'emploiera first in Marana The Turkish spy in 1684, then in Montesquieu's Persian Letters 1721. All leads to an elegant satire of society and manners of the time. The volume V is dedicated to Sancho Panza, the sixth barber Dom Quixote. There are nonetheless it blows the wind out quite philosophical and critical, and it is the breath of the Enlightenment, that we find in the spirit of Diderot and Voltaire and s inquires about the perception of things, opinion and truth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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