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Delafosse, Jean Baptiste 1721-1775

Overview
Works: 37 works in 62 publications in 3 languages and 231 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Illustrator, Engraver, Metal-engraver, Author, Composer
Classifications: DG210, 320.938
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Most widely held works by Jean Baptiste Delafosse
The fine arts reduced to a single principle by Charles Batteux( Book )

8 editions published between 1746 and 1747 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fine Arts Reduced to a Single Principle (1746) by Charles Batteux was arguably the most influential work on aesthetics published in the eighteenth century. Now James O. Young, a leading contemporary philosopher of art, has provided an eminently readable and accurate translation. It is fully annotated and comes with a comprehensive introduction that identifies the figures who influenced Batteux and the writers who were in turn, influenced by him. The introduction also discusses the ways in which this work has continuing philosophical interest. In particular, Young demonstrates that Batteux's work is an important contribution to aesthetic cognitivism and that Batteux made a significant contribution to understanding the expressiveness of music. This book will be of interest to everyone interested in the arts of the eighteenth century, French studies, the history of European ideas, and philosophy of art
Publii Terentii Afri Comœdiæ sex : ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitæ ; accesserunt variæ lectiones e libris mss. & eruditorum commentariis depromptæ by Terence( Book )

3 editions published in 1753 in Latin and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada, Louisiane et Terres Angloises by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville( )

2 editions published in 1755 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carte de l'Inde : dressée pour la Compagnie des Indes by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville( )

2 editions published in 1752 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations on the causes of the greatness of the Romans and their decline by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu( Book )

7 editions published between 1748 and 1755 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montesquieu's Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline was published almost midway between his Persian Letters (1721) and The Spirit of the Laws (1748). Today it is the least well known of the three, though not through any fault of its own. It may have been the first (and certainly was one of the first) of all efforts to comprehend the whole span of Roman history, and among such efforts it still has few if any peers -- even after a century and a half of the scientific historiography Montesquieu's own writings did so much to engender, and which has now grown disdainful of its philosophic forbears. It was probably one of the works Gibbon had in mind in his Memoirs when he wrote: "... but my delight was in the frequent perusal of Montesquieu, whose energy of style, and boldness of hypothesis, were powerful to awaken and stimulate the genius of the age." But the context in which it must be understood, and from which it derives its chief value, is not that of history but of political philosophy. In the annals of this subject, it is one of the few instances when a philosopher has undertaken an extended analysis of any particular society, let alone of its entire history. The only comparable thing on Rome is Machiavelli's Discourses, to which it bears a deep inner kinship. But it is simpler than the Discourses, both in structure and meaning. For the most part it uses an historical framework, beginning with Rome's origins and ending with its collapse, and its teaching is in some ways less devious. - Introduction
Cours de belles-lettres, ou, Principes de la littérature by Charles Batteux( Book )

2 editions published in 1753 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' hôpital des fous trad. de l'anglois by William Walsh( Book )

4 editions published in 1765 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La christiade, ou, Le paradis reconquis : pour servir de suite au Paradis perdu de Milton by Jacques-François de La Baume-Desdossat( Book )

2 editions published in 1753 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carte de l'Asie divisée en ses principaux etats( )

2 editions published in 1780 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada, Louisiane et terres angloises by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville( )

1 edition published in 1780 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite du repertoire des bals, ou, recueil de contredanses by La Cuisse( )

1 edition published in 1762 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cours d'hippiatrique ou traité complet de la médecine des chevaux : orné de 65 planches by Philippe-Etienne Lafosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1772 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les poésies d'Anacréon et de Sapho by Anacreon( Book )

2 editions published in 1716 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oeuvres de M. Boileau Despréaux by Nicolas Boileau Despréaux( Book )

1 edition published in 1747 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
De la Fosse, 1721-1775

Delafosse, 1721-1775

Delafosse, Jean-Baptiste

Fosse, de la, 1721-1775

Fosse, Jean Baptiste de la 1721-1775

Jean Baptiste De Lafosse

Jean Baptiste Delafosse

La Fosse, de, 1721-1775

La Fosse, Jean Baptiste de 1721-1775

Lafosse, Jean Baptiste de

Lafosse Jean-Baptiste de 17..-1775

Languages
French (40)

Latin (3)

German (1)