. Antoine Court de Gébelin (1725–1784) was the author of Monde pritnitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne
, a vast and learned but unfinished work on mythology and language of which JA
owned a copy (9 vols., Paris, 1775–1782) that he read and heavily annotated in old
age. See Catalogue of JA's Library
, p. 65; Alfred Iacuzzi, John Adams, Scholar
, N.Y., 1952, p. 230–232. Court de Gebelin is said to have served as one of the editors
of the Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique
, a vehicle of American propaganda in which Franldin and JA
were much interested (Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale;
see notes on entries of 11 Feb.
and 3 March
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