La Vie de Mr. Des-Cartes Contenant L'histoire de la Philosophie & de les autres Oevrages: Et aussi ce qui luy est arrive de plus, etc. Adrien Baillet.

La Vie de Mr. Des-Cartes Contenant L'histoire de la Philosophie & de les autres Oevrages: Et aussi ce qui luy est arrive de plus, etc...

Paris: Chez la Veuve Maubry Cramoysi, 1693. leather_bound. 322 pp. 12mo, 15 cm, this edition "Reduite en abrege," the fuller and first edition of this work published 1691. Copper engraved frontispiece. The author, an erudite and assiduous compiler was born a year prior to Descartes death, and this work is still considered useful for a contemporary view of Descartes. Baillet slept little, ate once a day, took no wine, and entered society once a week (Monday). Ex-library, bookplate only of University of Chicago, inked inscription title page, worming first few leaves including title, moderate age-toning, backstrip head nicked, corners worn, binding firm and tight. Contemporary full, mottled brown calf. Very good. Item #665

Price: $250.00

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