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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, 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.
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 /