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Smith, Adam; Eidous, Marc Antoine [translator]
MÉTAPHYSIQUE DE L'ÂME: OU THÉORIE DES SENTIMENTS MORAUX, TRADUITE DE L'ANGLAIS [TWO VOLUMES]
Paris: Briasson, 1764. First French Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, spines with two burgundy morocco labels each, gilt titling and tooling; marbled endpapers; text block red; 1 leaf ad in volume 2 rear; JL consignment; shelved case 3. The first French edition was unauthorized, the first authorized French translation would not appear until 1774. The 1774 translation was done by Blavet, who published a letter from Smith in which Smith called Eidous's translation 'mortifying', a reaction which prompted Blavet to pursue his own attempt.; First appearing in 1759, The Theory of Moral Sentiments lays the ethical and philosophical groundwork for Smith's later economic work.;. 1334674. [Attributes: First Edition]
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