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[DELISLE DE SALE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-CLAUDE]: - Histoire d'Assyrie, ou histoire des monarchies de Ninive, de Babylone, et d'Ecbatane; avec des vues sur la population de l'Asie. Two volumes. Paris, avec approbation & privilegie de Roi, 1780.

. Pp. xlviii, 332, (4); 300. Text within woodcut border. With one folding engraved map, four folding engraved plates and two large folding engraved tables. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, decorated in gilt and with title labes, rubbed, spine ends chipped, marbled endpapers. Rare first edition. Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle de Sale (1741-1816) was a controversial French philosopher renowned for his "De la philosophie de la nature" (1770-1804). He was even imprisoned for his radical ideas and interpertations of Enlightenment writings. A beautiful copy with attractive engravings of Babylon and the Kaaba in Mecca. A second edition was published in 1782 with a slightly different title ("Histoire de l'empire Assyrien"). Barbier i, 655.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2042.46 | £UK 1507.5 | JPą 232146] Book number 100511

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