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Oeuvres diverses, Contenant tout ce que cet Auteur a publié sur des matieres de Theologie, de Philosophie, de Critique, d Histoire, & de Litterature; excepté son Dictionaire historique et critique. The Hague: Compagnie des Libraires, 1737.

Second collected edition of Bayle's entire oeuvre except the Dictionaire. This is a reprint of the first collected edition of 1727-31 (also The Hague). Contents include: Nouvelles de la République des Lettres; Critique générale de l histoire du calvinisme; La France toute catholique; Commentaire philosophique sur ces paroles de Jésus-Christ; Avis aux réfugiez; Réponses aux questions d un provincial. PROVENANCE: 'Henry Scott (1746 -1812) was the second, but eldest surviving, son of Francis, Earl of Dalkeith, eldest son of the 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, and Lady Caroline Campbell, eldest daughter of John, 2nd Duke of Argyll. He succeeded his grandfather in 1751 while still a child. He was educated at Eton College and afterwards travelled abroad, Adam Smith, the great economist being his tutor. After the death of his younger brother of fever in Paris, he returned home and settled at his estate at Dalkeith. In 1778 he raised a Regiment of Fencibles under his own command, he was the first President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783, and was installed a Knight of the Thistle in 1767, and of the Garter in 1794. He married, 2 May 1767, Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heir of George, Duke of Montagu. On 23 December 1810, on the death of William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry without issue, he succeeded to that title. A generous man he was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott. Duplicates from the Buccleuch library were sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on the 25 March 1889, and a further part of the library at Sotheby & Co's Hodgson's Rooms 17 March 1971' (British Armorial Bindings, Univeristy of Toronto Libraries). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4 volumes, folio, [xxxvi], 760, 211; [xxvi], 882; [xviii], 417, [xiv], 501-1084; [xx], 1044 pp., contemporary calf fairly rubbed, rebacked, with an ink blotch in one compartment of Vol. IV, upper and lower boards with gilt initial B surmounted by ducal coronet superlibros of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, 5 recurring title vignettes by Ottens after B. Picart, 5 engraved plates and some woodcuts in the text, title-pages of Vols I and IV considerably waterstained, otherwise internally a good clean set throughout, without the usual browning.