AMUSEMENT PHILOSOPHIQUE SUR LE LANGAGE DES BESTES, NOUVELLE ÉDITION. AUGMENTÉE D'UN AVERTISSEMENT, D'UN DISCOURS PRÉLIMINAIRE, D'UNE CRITIQUE, AVEC DES NOTES, & DE LA RÉTRACTATION DE L'AUTEUR.

Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1750. Nouvelle Édition. 12mo., 134pp., 50pp., [4]; VG; bound in brown cloth, paneled spine, gilt tooling, red label and gilt lettering; publishers binding; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing and scraping to boards, peeling to corners; leather cracked on hinges; chip missing to tail of spine; wear to head of spine; text block dyed red; marbled endpapers; interior clean; First published in 1737, Beugeant's celebrated but thinly disguised satire on Descarte's notion of the animal-machine attracted the censure of his superiors, leading to his brief exile from Paris; shelved case 3.

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