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De l'esprit.
- Durand, Paris 1759. 8°. (14)+456+(14) pages. Contemporary half-calf. Mid-19th century steel-engraved portrait inserted as frontispice. Contemporary Danish armorial engraved bookplate on front pastedown. * The first edition (from 1758) of this controversial philosophic treaty was published 1758 and caused outrage in the ruling circles of France. The book was condemned and burned in public. Claude-Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771) is regarded as one of the most influential among the philosophers of the Era of Enlightenment and considered a forerunner of Marx and Freud.** Interessant dansk proveniens: Bogen har tilhørt geheimestatsminister, grev Gregor Christian von Haxthausen (1733-1802) og bærer hans stukne exlibris (Winckler fecit, Frederiksværk 1772 (gengivet i Hassø: Danske Exlibris, p. 19)). [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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