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HUME, David.

Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.

London [i.e. Yverdon]: [F.-B. of Félice], 1766 Stock Code: 124068
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Hume's account of his dispute with Rousseau was first published in Paris in October 1766. Two pirated editions followed later that year, the first of which was printed in London, the second of which, this edition, was printed in Yverdon and included extended commentary which had not been present in the previous editions. The work consists of "correspondence between Hume and Rousseau, with connecting narrative passages by Hume. Rousseau had maligned him so deeply, and the city gossips had filled out the tale so apocryphally, that Hume was stung into adopting this method of clearing himself. His friends, both English and French, at first advised against publication, but soon d'Alembert and his circle changed their minds and urged it". (Jessop). The book is rare in any state, and especially so in uncut state.

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Description

Duodecimo (177 x 105 mm). Contemporary marbled wrappers, pages uncut.

Condition

Contemporary ink notation on verso of front cover. Covers lightly marked, some light chipping to covers and a few pages, a few small ink marks on title page, loss to corner of p. 57 not affecting text, offset on final blank. A very good copy.

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