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BAYLE, Pierre
Dictionaire Historique et Critique [Historical and Critical Dictionary] (Two Volumes bound in Four Folio Volumes)
Chez Reinier Leers, 1697. Fair. Hardcover. First edition. Four Volumes: Volume 1, Part 1 (A-B); Volume 1, Part 2 (C-G); Volume 2, Part 1 (H-O); Volume 2, Part 2 (P-Z). Folios. Illustrated with engraved title vignettes. Contemporary full calf. Early owner's signature on the front flyleaf of each volume. Ex-library set with bookplates and small number stamp. The boards are worn and detached or split at the joints, the endleaves are soiled. One volume (Vol. 2, part 2) lacks the engraved title vignette (neatly cut out along the oval border), else a fair only, complete set. The scarce first edition of Bayle's great *Dictionary* that inspired Europe's leading Enlightenment thinkers, including Denis Diderot and other Encyclopédistes. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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