[HOLBACH (Baron of)]. Universal Morality.... - Lot 65 - Rossini

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[HOLBACH (Baron of)]. Universal Morality.... - Lot 65 - Rossini
[HOLBACH (Baron of)]. Universal Morality. Or the duties of man based on his nature. Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1776. 3 volumes in one volume in-8, half marbled basane, smooth spine decorated, orange titlepice (Binding at the time). INED, n°2287. Genuine original edition, as described by Vercruysse under reference A4. Important text by Holbach. The author denounces the dangers of luxury for states and individuals, and condemns begging; for him, the people must work: The earth is the physical & moral foundation of any Society. ...] Trade is really useful only when it favours agriculture, makes factories flourish, produces the population; as soon as it harms these essential objects, its usefulness disappears: it becomes a disastrous mania when it only serves to make bloody and continuous wars blossom; it is a dangerous poison when its only purpose is to feed the luxury and vanity of men (vol. II, p. 245). A complete copy of the educational box in Volume III. Uniform freckles, small marginal wetness to a few leaves. Restoration to the upper cap.
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