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    Luchet, Jean Pierre Louis La Roche du Maine, Marquis de. Essai sur la Secte des Illumines. Paris: N.P., 1789. 8vo. ¹2, ***6, A-I8, K2. [2], xvi, 147, [1]p. Two leaves with small tear to top margin, not affecting text, later cloth, rubbed, gilt title. Cut of ruins of a classical temple on t.p. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $500.00

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    Luchet (1740-1791) French historical writer. He was the author of this attack on the Illuminati which was published in several formats in 1789. Later editions had an essay attributed to Mirabeau which was published without his consent and was burned by the public executioner in consequence of its libelous character. "Luchert's essay has become very scarce." [Mackey's Rev. Ency. of Freemasonry] Wolfsteig 42769.Fesch 871. Caillet 6133. Ouvaroff 511, Guaita 1873. Kloss 2675. Querard VI,158.  Barbier II, 245. Cioranescu 41057.        

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