Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the ... Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the ... Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the ... Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the ...

Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. Dialogues of the Antients. II. The Antients with the Moderns. III. The Moderns. Translated from the French. With a Reply to some Remarks in a Critique, call'd The Judgment of Pluto, &c. And Two Original Dialogues

FONTENELLE, Bernard Le Bouyer de (1657-1757)

Published by Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn, London, 1708
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First edition of this translation, by John Hughes, superseding that of Dryden. 8vo; [2], l, [2], 209 [1]pp, with a finely engraved frontispiece. Bound in contemporary or slightly later 18th-century Cambridge-paneled calf, the spine richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands, with a red leather lettering piece in the second. The joints very skillfully mended, a Near Fine copy, the pages bright and fresh. ESTC Citation No. T139460. The Dialogues, modeled on the dialogues of Lucian, unite in conversation figures from antiquity, such as Socrates and Aristotle, with more recent personages, including Erasmus and Montaigne, to discuss the literary and philosophical developments of Fontenelle's day. First published anonymously in 1683, Dialogues des morts and Nouveaux dialogues des morts were Fontenelle's first works and ignited his reputation, which was consolidated three years later with Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, through which he popularized Copernicus's heliocentric model of the Universe. To this edition, John Hughes contributes both an appreciation and assessment of Fontenelle as well as two dialogues of his own. Bookseller Inventory # BB0353

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Title: Dialogues of the Dead, In Three Parts. I. ...

Publisher: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn, London

Publication Date: 1708

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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