LECTURES ON HISTORY, DELIVERED IN THE NORMAL SCHOOL OF PARIS, BY C.F. VOLNEY, AUTHOR OF THE RUINS OF EMPIRES, MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE, &C. &C. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

Philadelphia: Printed for John Conrad... 1801. xvi, 186, [2 publ. advts] pp. Bound in original sheep [hinges starting but still firm]. Text clean with widely scattered foxing. One short closed tear [no loss]. Except as noted, Very Good.

Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney [1757-1820], French Philosophe and historian, urges his readers "to submit every narrator to a severe examination, with respect to his means of information, and the first source of his reports." For, he warns, "the reports which we every day hear, and which form a real branch of History, become the cause, more or less mediate, of a number of false ideas and erroneous actions."
AI 1592 [4 locations, not collating the publisher's ads]. Item #36201

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