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Author Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude, comte, 1754-1836.
Title A commentary and review of Montesquieu's Spirit of laws / 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.
Publication Info. Philadelphia : Printed by William Duane. No. 98, Market Street, 1811.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M D478 C5    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 292 p. ; 23 cm.
Note 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.
Indexed In: Shaw, 22689
Subject Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, Baron de, 1689-1755. Esprit des lois.
Political science.
Added Author Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de, 1743-1794.
Helvétius, 1715-1771.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.