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DUTENS, Louis (1730--1812)
[Recherches sur l'origine des découvertes attribuées aux modernes. English. 1769]
An inquiry into the origin of the discoveries attributed to the moderns: wherein it is demonstrated, that our most celebrated philosphers have, for the most part, taken what they advance from the works of the ancients; and that many important truths in religion were known to the pagan sages. Translated from the French of the Revd. Mr. Dutens, ... With considerable additions communicated by the author.
London: printed for W. Griffin, 1769.
xl, 459, [1] p. ; 20.5 cm. (8°)

The dedication is dated 'Elsdon, December 28, 1767'. English translation of Recherches sur l'origine des découvertes attribuées aux modernes, first published Paris 1766 (q.v.). Pages 64, 351--2, 435 misnumbered 94, 251--2, 433. ESTC t137062.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 6s. on 9 June 1806. (Spiers Box). Inscribed in pencil on second front free-endpaper very Scarce/ -6-.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2162


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