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A commentary and review of Montesquieu's Spirit of laws.

Author: Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy, comte; Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet, marquis de; Helvétius; Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed by William Duane. No. 98, Market Street, 1811.
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Named Person: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy, comte; Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet, marquis de; Helvétius; Thomas Jefferson
OCLC Number: 6984066
Notes: Originally written in French about 1807. Later the manuscript was "committed" to Thomas Jefferson, by whom the present translation was revised and forwarded to Duane. The French edition appeared in 1819 under title: Commentaire sur l'Esprit des lois. cf. Gillbert Chilnard's Jefferson et les indéologues, 1925, p. 45-55.
The word "thirty-first" in the title is an error for "twenty-ninth", which is correctly given at the beginning of Condorcet's Observations on p. 261, and on the t.-p. of the French edition of this work, Paris, 1819.
Description: viii, 292 p. 23 cm.
Other Titles: Commentaire sur l'Ésprit des lois de Montesquieu.
Responsibility: Prepared for press from the original manuscript, in the hands of the publisher. To which are annexed Observations on the thirty-first [!] book by the late M. Condorcet: and Two letters of Helvetius on the merits of the same work ...

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