TRAITE DE L'ATHEISME & DE LA SUPERSTITION, JF Buddeus- 1740 leatherbound atheism


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A very scarce original 1740 publication of the first French edition, showing a gently aged interior with scattered foxing, marble endpapers and frontispiece, all firmly bound in handsome full leather with gilt accented spine. GOOD+ condition. Used. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Please see detailed condition and more photos in description.

Traité de l'Athéisme et de la Superstition...avec des Remarques Historiques et Philosophiques

by Jean-Francois Buddeus 

Translation: Treaty of Atheism and superstition: With historical and philosophical remarks

Very scarce original 1740 publication handsomely bound in full leather of this work by German Lutheran theologian and philosopher Johann Franz Budde (1667-1729), aka Joannes Franciscus Buddeus.
This first French edition was translated by Louis Philon, and includes the woodblock frontispiece of Ernest Auguste Duke of Saxe Weimar, along with the red & black title page. Opens with a Dedication (to subject of frontis) and Preface, 368 pages of text, followed by detailed index. 5.25" by 8". 

Published by Piettre Mortier. Amsterdam, Denmark. 1740. 

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Leatherbound covers show moderate wear with light cracks and hole to the finish with moderate edgewear, including exposed board at corners.
  • Front board is lightly warped.
  • Shoulders are cracked, more obviously at front.
  • Spine has five raised bands with gilt lettering and design, with some expected scuffing, wear and dirt.
  • Spine ends are worn, with exposed headband at top.
  • Binding is secure, with tight text block and delicate hinges. 
  • May have been professionally repaired at an earlier time, with feps less aged than textblock.
  • Marble endpapers are scuffed and worn, yet still vibrant.
  • Front pastedown bears an ex libris plate and sticker residue of earlier bookplate.
  • Rear pastedown shows a small portion missing from the lower left corner.  
  • Ffeps have some pencil, toning and foxing. Back fly leaf has large corner chip, just over 1"x1". Please see photos. 
  • Frontispiece is gently toned with minimal foxing.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, more at perimeters. 
  • Pages have scattered foxing and smudges, the occasional crease, and some overall warping.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • All edges red with some dirt and light marks.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Leather
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: Europe
Language: French
Country/Region of Manufacture: Denmark
Publisher: Pierre Mortier
Year Printed: 1740
Place of Publication: Amsterdam Denmark
Subject: Philosophy
Author: Jean-Francois Buddeus
Topic: Religion
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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