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GENEST Charles-Claude. Principes de philosophie,...

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GENEST Charles-Claude. Principes de philosophie, ou Preuves naturelles de l'existence de Dieu et de l'immortalité de l'âme. Paris, Jacques Estienne, 1716; in-8, contemporary binding in old red morocco, gilt fillets and coat of arms in the centre of the boards, spine decorated with gilt designs, inner lace and gilt edges, two corners restored, gilt of the coat of arms a little faded on the second board. First edition with a frontispiece by Nicolas Vleughels engraved on copper by Ch. Simonneau. BINDING WITH THE ARMS OF LOUISE-MARIE-ADELAIDE DE BOURBON-PENTHIÈVRE (daughter of the Duke of Penthièvre), COW OF THE DUKE LOUIS-PHILIPPE D'ORLÉANS (known as Philippe-Égalité), 1753-1821. Olivier reproduced 13 irons used to mark the princess's books but did not know this one (plate 2575).