Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Buonaparte, and Historic Certainties Respecting to the Early History of America. Richard WHATELY, a. k. a. William Fitzgerald Aristarchus Newlight.

Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Buonaparte, and Historic Certainties Respecting to the Early History of America

New-York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1856. 12mo (17cm.); publisher's blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 184pp. Corners bumped and spine ends a bit chipped, light foxing to textblock extremities, else Very Good or better. Item #1192

Two works parodying excessive scepticism, the first, originally published as a pamphlet by Whately in 1819, follows Hume's scepticism regarding religious testimony of miracles to conclude that Napoleon never existed. See Sabin 32048 for the first American edition of Whately's work; and 32046 for Fitzgerald's.

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