Théologie portative

[Holbach (Paul Henri Thiry, baron d')]

Théologie portative

ou Dictionnaire abrégé de la religion Chrétienne. Par M. L'Abbé Bernier, Licencié en Théologie.

Description: FIRST EDITION, a trifle browned in places, a few minor stains, pp. [iv], 200, 12mo, 19th-century calf by Riviere, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, black lettering pieces, rubbed and a little worn, repairs to ends of spine, splits in joints, inner hinges reinforced with cloth, good

Publication Details: 'Londres' [i.e. Amsterdam?], 1768

Notes: A magnificantly sardonic Dictionary (sometimes attributed to Voltaire), equal to or surpassing Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, though narrower in scope and less discursive. There seem to be two issues, or variants: one, as ours, of 200 pp. (corresponding to the ESTC no. above), another, in 8vo, of 229 pp (= ESTC T174493). Bengesco lists a 243 pp. 8vo. The book is rare in any state. A pencil note in side the front cover states 'Huxley copy'. If true, this would likely be Thomas Henry Huxley, 'Darwin's Bulldog', who coined the term 'agnostic' to express his own philosophical outlook, and it...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T112022; Bengesco 2403)

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1768

Stock Number: 55925

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