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[LES CAHIERS RATIONALISTES]. Numéros 1 à 36. 

Paris, Union rationaliste, 1931-1934.

36 issues in two volumes 8vo (215x135 mm).  binding : Half-morocco with corners, spine wtih five compartments. Head edge gilten. Wrappers preserved. Spine of volume II a little fadded. 

First edition.
Our copy brings together the first four years of publication of Cahiers rationalistes , a bulletin resulting from the Union rationaliste founded in 1930 by Paul Langevin with the aim of "defending and spreading the spirit and methods of Science to the general public".
Beautiful sending from Albert Bayet (1880 -1961) Secretary General of the publication to Paul Langevin (1872-1946) the President and founder of the Rationalist Union. The numbers are thus probably directly from the magazine's stock and explains their excellent state of conservation.

There are many articles from members of the publication committee: Albert Bayet, Paul Langevin, Etienne Rabaud, Henri Roger, Philippe Soupault and later Jolliot-Curie, Alfaric ...
The subjects are diverse with a few purely scientific articles and others devoted to rationalism: Morality of Bergson, works of Renan and the beginnings of Christianity, myths.

Price : 800 €

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