Demonstration de l'existence de dieu


Demonstration de l'existence de dieu

[FENELON, Francois]

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: Jacques Estienne
  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Date Published: 1713
  • Place Published: Paris
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    [54], 314, [14] p. 18 cm. Full leather with gold impression and raised bands on spine. Some dark stains front cover. Large chip out towards bottom of spine and spine label missing. Front hinge cracking towards head. Armorial bookplate for Beilby Thompson of Escrick (prominent Yorkshire family - house now a school). Some dampness stains at top of most pages. Moderate foxing. Small worm marks edges of last few pages. Ink inscription last page of preface. French Catholic theologian, poet, and writer Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) was appointed tutor to the young Duke of Burgundy for whom he wrote Telemaque (1699), his most famous work. Here he attempts to prove the existence of God through discussions about the universe, Earth, plants, animals, and humans.

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