Skip to content

Systême de la Nature. ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral (The System of Nature. or The Laws of the Physical and Moral World)

Systême de la Nature. ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral (The System of Nature. or The Laws of the Physical and Moral World)

Click for full-size.

Systême de la Nature. ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral (The System of Nature. or The Laws of the Physical and Moral World)

by HOLBACH, Baron Paul von

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Very good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
San Diego, California, United States
Item Price
£2,034.75
Or just £2,018.47 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
£16.28 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

Londres: par M. Mirabaud, 1770. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The Bible of Materialism (PMM 215)
HOLBACH, Baron Paul von. Systême de la Nature. ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral (The System of Nature. or The Laws of the Physical and Moral World), par M. Mirabaud, [printer unidentified], Londres [Amsterdam], 1770. In two volumes: Volume 1: 1 blank leaf + half-title + TP + 2 pp. = Avis de lEditeur + 4 pp. = Preface de lAutuer + 2 pp. = Table des Chapitres + [1] [370] + 1 blank leaf; Volume 2: 1 blank leaf + TP + 2 pp. = Table des Chapitres + [1] 412 + 4 pp. = errata1 blank leaf; small Octavo. First Edition, First Printing. PMM 215

This is the true first edition with the correct pagination and the comma after Londres. Also included here is the rarely seen 4-page Errata at the end of volume 1 -- which was added during the printing process when the mistakes were first discovered.
In the Systême Holbach rejected the Cartesian mind-body dualism and attempted to explain all phenomena, physical and mental, in terms of matter in motion. Holbach rejected religion because he saw it as a wholly harmful influence, and he tried to supply a desirable alternative.

Holbach was the foremost exponent of atheistic materialism, and the most intransigent polemicist against religion in the Enlightenment. (EP, Vol. 4, p. 49) He could not publish safely under his own name, but had the ingenious idea of using the names of recently dead French authors. Thus, in 1770, his most famous book, The System of Nature, appeared under the name of Jean-Baptiste Mirabaud (PMM).

PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 215

CONDITION: Very good. Contemporary quarter calf marbled boards.. Gilt lettering to spine with title and volume numbers on fields of red. Spines of both volumes with a bit of sun-fading. Pages bright and clean. Tightly bound. A lovely, clean and crisp copy of Holbachs most important work

PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Reviews

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
681
Title
Systême de la Nature. ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral (The System of Nature. or The Laws of the Physical and Moral World)
Author
HOLBACH, Baron Paul von
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
par M. Mirabaud
Place of Publication
Londres
Date Published
1770
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
PMM, Enlightenment, philosophy, science
Note
May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

Terms of Sale

Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2009
San Diego, California

About Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop

Rare and antiquarian bookshop specializing in philosophy and philosophical literature.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Crisp
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp...
Errata
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Marbled boards
...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-