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Lettres Cabalistiques, ou Correspondence  Philosophique, Historique & Critique, Entre Deux Cabalistes, Divers Esprits Elementaires, & le Seigneur Astoroth. Nouvelle Edition, Augmenter de LXXX. Nouvelle Lettres,  de Quantite de Remarques, &ce., Compte Jean Batiste de Boyer d'Argens
1 Compte Jean Batiste de Boyer d'Argens Lettres Cabalistiques, ou Correspondence Philosophique, Historique & Critique, Entre Deux Cabalistes, Divers Esprits Elementaires, & le Seigneur Astoroth. Nouvelle Edition, Augmenter de LXXX. Nouvelle Lettres, de Quantite de Remarques, &ce.
The Hague Pierre Paupie 1741 2nd Edition Leather Very Good No Jacket Issued Book 
Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French writer who helped disseminate the skeptical ideas of the Enlightenment by addressing his polemical writings on philosophy, religion, and history to a popular readership. Of an aristocratic Catholic family, he led a life of dissipation in his youth. He joined the army and then eloped to Spain; at one time he attempted suicide. He spent 25 years in the court of Frederick the Great as chamberlain, producing 18 volumes of letters, Correspondance philosophique. As a freethinker, he challenged authoritarian religion and scholasticism, relying on empirical reason and personal ethics. His Lettres juives (1738; "Jewish Letters"), Lettres cabalistiques (1741; "Cabalistic Letters"), and Lettres chinoises (1739-40; "Chinese Letters") are patterned after Montesquieu's Lettres persanes.[ency. brit.] Six volumes bound into three. The bookplate of "Hans de Hofman Sgr. de Skierilgaard" on the fr. pastedown of each volume. Hans de Hofman. an author, was a contemporary of M. De Boyer. 
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Orpheus - Orphic Art, Henri Martin Barzun
2 Henri Martin Barzun Orpheus - Orphic Art
New York Henri Martin Barzun 1956 Stiff Wrappers Near Fine Magazine Illustrated Inscribed By Henri Martin Barzin
Henri Martin Barzun, a leading intellectual of the French Modernist movement centered in New York and Paris inscribes this volume to another world famous 'expert' in French poetry, Germaine Bree. Both these French 'experts' worked and taught in the USA. Included is a short hand written letter from Prof. Barzun to Prof. Bree summing up Barzun's work in his lifelong field of 'Orphic Art'. 
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200 Chambres 200 Salles De Bains, Valery Larbaud
3 Valery Larbaud 200 Chambres 200 Salles De Bains
La Haye Jean Gondrexon 1927 Printed Wrapper Very Good Periodical J.E. Laboureur 
Copy # 23. printed on Hollande paper. 10 original lithographs. Paper spine is fragile and 25% split at one fold. Else the book is in excellent condition. 
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4 [Frances J. Brewer] Jean De La Fontaine The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine: a Monograph
Los Angeles Dawson's Bookshop 1964 Stiff Wrappers Very Good Book Jean- Babtiste Oudry 
viii 7, [3] pp. One of 125 printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plaintin Press. Features the copper engraved illustrated plate for fable XII and a leaf of its accompanying text from the Memorial Edition of the Fables Choisies, illustrated by Jean-babtiste Oudry, Paris 1755-1759. Publisher's marbled paper covered slipcase solid and very nice with rubbed edges. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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