Lettres Juives; ou, Correspondence Philosophique, Historique & Critique entre un juif voyageur en differens Etats de l'Europe, & ses Correspondants en divers endroits. Tome Cinquieme [only].

La Haye: Chez P. Paupie, 1777. xxii, 357 pp. 24mo. Full mottle calf, gilt spine decorations, brown morocco spine labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Nouvelle edition, augmentee de nouvelles lettres & de quantite de remarques. Boards rubbed, hinges worn and split at the head of spine, but binding still tight, leaves crisp and clean; a good or better solid copy. Item #25358

Volume V (letters CXXV to CLIII). Jean-Baptiste de Boyer Argens, marquis d' (1704-1771) delivered his letters twice weekly to his publisher through an intermediary, Prosper Marchand. These letters were published under the guise of an Ottoman Jew writing to numerous correspondents. Immensely popular in France and England, the translations were published in book form as The Jewish Spy in 1739.

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