Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 27

Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
Huber, Marie (1695-1753)
The World Unmask'd: or, the Philosopher the Greatest Cheat.

London: Printed for A. Millar, 1736.

First edition in English, octavo, A4, B-Z8, Aa-Ff8, some spotting to contents, bound in contemporary full English calf, sprinkled and tooled in blind, rubbed, both boards detached, 8 x 5 in.

Marie Huber was born in Geneva to a Protestant family and lived in Lyon. In this first English edition of her work, Monde Fou Préferé au Monde Sage, Huber writes from the perspective of Pietism, a Lutheran movement of the Reformed branch that privileges a disciplined Christian lifestyle defined by individual piety. Rousseau read her work, refers to her in the chapter "Profession de Foi du Vicaire Savoyard," in Book Four of Émile, and was inspired by her.

ESTC T59678.