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1791 Thomas Jefferson Favorite 1ed Ruins Volney Natural & Political Philosophy
Paris : Desenne : Volland : Plassan, 1791. First edition. - 1791 Thomas Jefferson Favorite 1ed Ruins Volney Natural & Political Philosophy “Solitary ruins, sacred tombs, ye mouldering and silent walls, all hail!” – Volney, The Ruins, ‘Invocation’ Constantin-François Volney, an 18th-century French philosopher, wrote his most famous book, “The Ruins”, which deals with various aspects of the human mind and will. Volney writes of the human search for truth, the origins of religious ideas, the power of nature, occult and pagan worship, allegory in Christianity, mysticism, and many other ancient philosophical and natural laws. Volney demonstrates the correlation between philosophy, religion, and the downfall of world empires. This 1791 first edition features folding engravings of the world as well a map of the celestial sky with constellations. This book is interesting in that President Thomas Jefferson had a strong desire to help Volney translate the work into English. Item number: #1644 Price: $499 VOLNEY, Constantin-François Les ruines, ou meditation sur les revolutions des empires Paris : Desenne : Volland : Plassan, 1791. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xvi], 410 o 2 folding engravings o Signatures: a8, A-Z8, Aa-Bb8, Cc4, Dd1 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1644 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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