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[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de (1689-1755)]. Défense de l'Esprit de Loix. Geneva: Barrillot & fils, 1750. 12° (161 x 96mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (but chipped at head and foot, joints slightly split). Provenance: Benoît Bettin (inscription); Lytton Strachey (bookplate); George Goyder (armorial bookplate). RARE, FIRST EDITION. Cf.PMM 197.

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[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de (1689-1755)]. Défense de l'Esprit de Loix. Geneva: Barrillot & fils, 1750. 12° (161 x 96mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (but chipped at head and foot, joints slightly split). Provenance: Benoît Bettin (inscription); Lytton Strachey (bookplate); George Goyder (armorial bookplate). RARE, FIRST EDITION. Cf.PMM 197.

Charles de Secondat, Baron de MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755). The Spirit of Laws. London: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1750. 2 volumes, 8° (200 x 123mm). 4pp. publisher's advertisements in vol.II (2pp. at front, 2pp. at back). (Some browning and spotting.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, later endpapers). Provenance: George Goyder (armorial bookplate, inscription dated 1969). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH..

[MONTESQUIEU]. Considerations sur les causes de la Grandeur des Romains et de leur Decadence. Amsterdam: Jacques Desbordes, 1734. 12° (155 x 97mm). Title in red and black. (Lacking final ?blank S4, some light browning.) Contemporary speckled calf (spine chipped, joints slightly split). Provenance: Sir Robert Johnson Eden, Bart. (armorial bookplate); George Goyder (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, first issue without errata.

MONTESQUIEU. The Complete Works. London: T.Evans & W.Davis, 1777. 4 volumes, 8° (210 x 130mm). Half-titles. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I. (Some light marginal spotting to vol.II.) Contemporary panelled calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (spines slightly chipped, joints a trifle weak). Provenance: Bernard Brocas, Beaurepaire, Hants. (armorial bookplate). First English edition of the Works; and five other works by Montesquieu, in nine volumes (Persian Letters. London: 1722. 2 vols., 12°; Persian Letters... second edition. London: 1730. 2 vols., 12°; The Spirit of Laws. Aberdeen: 1756. 2 vols., 12°. [Brodie copy]; Le Temple de Gnide. Paris: 1725. 12°; De l'Esprit des Loix... nouvelle edition. Geneva: [n.d.]. 2 vols., 8°. [Brodie copy]). (17)
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