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    Sale 2379 | Lot 23
    Price Realized: $260With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2379 Lot 23

      [BOULANGER, NICOLAS-ANTOINE.] The Origin and Progress of Despotism, in the Oriental, and Other Empires, of Africa, Europe, and America. [2], 285 pages (but with last 2 leaves bound after the title) * [PICHON, THOMAS-JEAN.] La Physique de l'Histoire; ou, Considérations Générales sur les Principes Élémentaires du Tempérament et du Caractère Naturel des Peuples. [2], viii, 360 pages, including engraved title * [ADELUNG, JOHANN CHRISTIAN.] Versuch einer Geschichte der Cultur des menschlichen Geschlechts. [24], 472 pages. Together, 3 volumes. Various formats, various bindings, overall condition varies. first edition in english of the first work, first editions of the second and third. Amsterdam [i. e., London], 1764; The Hague & Paris, 1765; Leipzig, 1782

      Estimate $200 - 300

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $260