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Spinoza, Baruch (later Benedictus de); Meyer (also Meijer), Lodewijk
[Amsterdam]: [Jan Rieuwertsz Sr.], 1674 [1673]. Second Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, [22], 334, [4], [15], 182, [20] pages; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, boards with double-ruled gilt to edges, gilt flowers in corners, paneled spine with elaborate gilt and gilt titling; marbled textblock; front board loose but present; marbled pastedowns present, marbled ffep and frep missing; first blank with two early ownership marks in ink, second blank with early notes on Spinoza in ink; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3. Per Linde, the text block was printed in 1673, while the title page was printed in 1674. He identifies 6 issues of this Edition.; To mislead the authorities there were copies sold with spurious titles. This copy has the correct titles, but still with no author listed. Supposedly issued with no second title page. The work was prohibited under Willem III on July 19, 1764.; The typography of the title page suggests that was specifically produced in that time-frame for the English book market, causing this issue to sometimes be referred to as the 'English' Edition.; Hertzberger, catalogue 150 (Wolf Collection), item 364; Van der Linde 7.; Baruch Spinoza was one of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. Inspired by the groundbreaking ideas of René Descartes, Spinoza became a leading philosophical figure of the Dutch Golden Age. [wikipedia]; In 1673, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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