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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, correspondence, and philosophy. 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. 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.
Title: 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.
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publisher: The Hague, Pierre Paupie: 1741
Book Condition: Very Good
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Keywords: Kaballlah / Judaica / Hans De Hofman /