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VOLNEY, Constantin François Chasseboeuf de, comte ( 1757--1820)
Les ruines, ou méditation sur les révolutions des empires; par M. Volney, ... Nouvelle édition corrigée. ...
A Paris chez Desenne, Volland, Plassan, libraires, 1792.
xvi, 295, [1] p., III pl. (2 fold.) ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

In this influential book Volney advocates the overthrow of the monarchies of religion and state, and the establishment of a new worldwide order of reason and equality. The first dated edition was published in Paris, 1791. Soane transcribed a passage of the work in an undated notebook of extracts chiefly from Voltaire and Rousseau watermarked 1796 (Soane Case 138).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on half-title 0.9.0/ John Soane/ Augst: 1798, with the final "e" of Soane's name added later. A few marginal notes in pencil.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt double-rule borders, gilt-rule spine.

Reference Number 3541


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