Theorie des Sentimens Agreables.

  • [Lévesque du Pouilly, Louis-Jean]
  • A Geneve [Geneva]: Chez Barrillot & Fils 1747


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12mo, pp. xx, 239, [1]. Contemporary half sheep, sprinkled paper boards, tan label to spine. Some gatherings browned. Binding the merest touch rubbed at extremities. Armorial bookplate of H. Trouchin to front pastedown, along with small shelfmark label.


An early edition of this small treatise on human pleasure and its moral purpose. First appearing as a shorter text based on correspondence with Lord Bolingbroke within an anthology in the 1730s, the author was convinced to expand upon it for proper publication the following decade, with the first authorised printing not long before this one. Louis-Jean Lévesque du Pouilly (1691-1750) was an early reader of Newton and hosted David Hume in Rheims.

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