Théorie des sentimens moraux, ou essai analytique sur les principes des jugemens que portent naturellement les hommes, d'abord sur les actions des autres, et ensuite sur leurs propres actions: suivi d'une dissertation sur l'origine des langues ... Traduit de l'anglais, sur la septième et dernière édition, par S. Grouchy Ve. Condorcet. Elle y a joint huit lettres sur la sympathie. Adam Smith.
Théorie des sentimens moraux, ou essai analytique sur les principes des jugemens que portent naturellement les hommes, d'abord sur les actions des autres, et ensuite sur leurs propres actions: suivi d'une dissertation sur l'origine des langues ... Traduit de l'anglais, sur la septième et dernière édition, par S. Grouchy Ve. Condorcet. Elle y a joint huit lettres sur la sympathie

Théorie des sentimens moraux, ou essai analytique sur les principes des jugemens que portent naturellement les hommes, d'abord sur les actions des autres, et ensuite sur leurs propres actions: suivi d'une dissertation sur l'origine des langues ... Traduit de l'anglais, sur la septième et dernière édition, par S. Grouchy Ve. Condorcet. Elle y a joint huit lettres sur la sympathie

Paris: F. Buisson, 1798. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. viii, 466; [4], 51, [1]; sporadic foxing; pencil notes in the top margins of C6v and C7r in volume I, and K5r in volume II; paper flaw in C4 of the second volume affecting 4 or 5 letters; F1 in volume II with blank corner torn (no loss), and the second A gathering in volume II substantially toned; all else quite nice in contemporary brown calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips; smooth gilt-deporated spine laid out in three compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 1; very pretty marbled edges, green silk bookmarkers; near fine. There's a wonderful abstract of an article on line compliments of Laurie Breban and Jean Dellemotte at the Sorbonne which "aims at providing a critical analysis of Sophie de Grouchy's translation and commentary of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments ... This paper focuses on Sophie de Grouchy's translation of the Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), published in 1798. At that time, her translation was not the first attempt to spread Adam Smith's moral philosophy in France. However, the two previous translations did not succeed there. The first one, from Marc-Antoine Eidous and entitled Metaphysique des moeurs (1764), was unanimously criticized because of its bad quality. Smith himself looked at it as responsible for the bad reception of his work across the Channel. As for the second translation (1774-75), from Jean-Louis Blavet, it seems to have been poorly disseminated. This contrasts with the reputation of Grouchy's translation which was praised from the very moment of its publication, for its accurateness with respect to the original text. The success was such that it has been viewed, for two centuries, as the definite French translation of the Theory of Moral Sentiments. And Grouchy is even sometimes considered as "Smith's best-known contemporary translator." Item #54493

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