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Rene Descartes
1692 Renati Descartes Opera Philosophica - Fantastic Woodcuts, Fold-outs
Frankfurt: Friederici Knochii, 1692. Renati Des Cartes Opera Philosophica, Quibus continentur Meditationes de Prima Philosophia, Principa, Philosophiae, Dissertationes de Methodo, Dioptrice, Meteora, & Tractatus de Passionibus Animae, His accesssit nova has Editione Tractatus de Homine et Formatione Foetus, cum Notis Ludovici de la Forge, Authoris Vita, Et in fine de quibusdam Argementis Annotationes, Unacum Indice Operis hujus universali adjiciuntur, Cum Gratia & Privilegio Sacrae Caef. Majest. & Sereniss, Francofurti ad Moenum, Sumptibus Friedrici Knochii, Bibliop. Anno, 1692, modern marbled hardcover, frontispiece with illustrations and 8 fold-out plates, 384 pp, 168 pp, 200 pp, 188 pp., four volumes in one, thick 8vo. In good condition. Modern binding is beautifully done. Preserves the text block nicely. Library stamp on front title page. Old-hand notation on bottom left corner of title page. Text block shows typical toning with very light foxing. Unmarked. Appears that the last two pages before fold-outs have been neatly cut out. Possibly missing plates as a result. Text is complete. Binding tight and intact. A nice copy! Please see photos. Great frontispiece of Descartes, four works bound as one. Detailed scientific ocular illustrations, heat perception woodcuts, early telescopes.. very detailed. Scarce. RAREE1692OVWA. [Attributes: First Edition]
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