By Claude Adrien Helvétius, David Smith, Peter Allan, Alan Dainard, Marie-Thérèse Inguenaud, Jean Orsoni, Jonas Steffen

This 5th and ultimate quantity completes the serious variation of the letters of French thinker Claude Adrien Helv?tius (1715-1771), writer of the arguable De l'Esprit (1758), and of his spouse, n?e Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722-1800), who ran her personal salon in Auteuil after her husband's demise. the basic part during this final quantity is the distinct index - an integral tool for researchers who desire to make complete use of the correspondence. the amount additionally contains 4 new letters stumbled on because the visual appeal of the 1st 4 volumes, errata, additions and transformations to the serious gear, the textual content of letters excluded from the version right, genealogies of the households of Helv?tius and his spouse, and a chronological record of all letters pointed out within the edition.The past volumes of this variation have loved overseas acclaim. "All scholars of the French Enlightenment could be deeply indebted to D.W. Smith and his workforce for this beautifully conceived and arranged collaborative fulfillment. whilst whole the Toronto Helv?tius will rank one of the actually awesome examples of twentieth-century editorial and bibliographical scholarship." (David Williams, French reports)

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5. Ajout d’une dern. phrase : “Le Chéron en question est probablement Charles François (1724-1797), qui a fait un portrait à l’aqua43 additions et modifications Volume 1 relle de Devaux, reproduit par A. Consiglio (Devaux, Poésies diverses, Bari & Paris, 1977, p. ” Lettre 133, n. 1. Ajout d’une dern. phrase : “En mai 1748, il demandera à Élisabeth Ferrand de transmettre à Helvétius son ‘dévouement le plus tendre’ (Bibl. publ. et univ. de Genève, ms. 657, fo 38; Corpus Condillac [1714-1780], éd.

Lire “Le 14 janvier”. 19 errata Volume 1 ———, n. 3. Suppression de “d’Argenson”. ———, n. 6. Voir Additions. ———, Légende de la gravure (p. 62), “d’après le portrait par Garand”. Lire “d’après le portrait dû à Garand”. Lettre 40, n. 7, “1782”. Lire “1783”. ———, n. 8. Voir Additions. Lettre 42, p. 66, l. 2, “absentes”. Lire “obmises”. Lettre 43, l. 6, “ton heros Genie et”. Lire “Ton Heros1, genie? Et”. Le texte de la note 1 figure dans les Additions. Les notes 1, 2 et 3 deviennent les notes 2, 3 et 4.

164, col. 1, “unveröffentliche”. Lire “unveröffentlichte”. ———, n. 4, “(v. lettre 347)”. Lire “(v. lettre 509, note 4)”. Lettre 559, n. 3, “la bibliothèque ducale de Gotha”. Lire “la Forschungsund Landesbibliothek de Gotha”. Lettre 567, n. 3, “au bord de la banqueroute”. Lire “au bord de la faillite”. Lettre 569, n. 2, col. 2, l. 1, “confrontations militaires”. Lire “affrontements militaires”. ———, n. 4, “sans que soit indiqué”. Lire “sans que fût indiqué”. Lettre 580, en-tête de la lettre, “princesse”.

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