1668 1ed Works of Thomas Hobbes 1st Latin Leviathan Philosophy De Cive COMPLETE

HOBBES, Thomas

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“The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”

Thomas Hobbes

 

The first Latin edition of Hobbes’ famous ‘Leviathan’!

 

Thomas Hobbes was perhaps the most notable 17th-century English philosopher who conducted social studies and published historical theories on politics, physics, and law. While works such as ‘Leviathan’ and ‘De Cive’ were his most popular books, works such as ‘De Homine’ and ‘De Corpore’ proved to be highly important.

 

This exceptional 1668 first Latin edition printing of the works of Hobbes features all expected eight parts.

  • ‘De Corpore’
    • A work on natural philosophy devoted to matters of origins and foundations of ideas. Hobbes focuses on principles of logic, scientific concepts, and geometry.
  • ‘De Homine’
    • A collection of Hobbes’ theories on topics that were fully covered in ‘Leviathan’, mathematics, and physics
  • ‘De Cive’ (‘On the Citizen’)
    • A treatise focusing on humanity in various aspects of life including liberty and freedom, empire and power, and religion.
  • “Examinatio et emendatio mathematicae hodiernae”
    • Hobbes’ critique of the foundation of modern mathematics
  • “Dialogus physicus de natura aeris”
    • Dialogues concerning natural philosophy and physics
  • “Problemata physica”
    • Seven problem/answer discussions regarding problematic philosophy
  • “De principiis et ratiociantione geometrarum”
    • Studies on geometry
  • ‘Leviathan’

 

‘Leviathan’, Hobbes’ most important and famous work, was composed in four parts: 1) nature of man and natural laws, 2) nature of the commonwealth and sovereign powers, 3) Christianity and religion, and 4) the kingdom of darkness. Each of these parts contains controversial and uncommon opinions. In fact, some scholars claim that the contents of ‘Leviathan’ directly influenced the feuds that began the English Civil War! (Wright 175).

 

‘Printing and the Mind of Man’ even notes that ‘Leviathan’ is the result of unrest and troubled times in England.

 

It is of the most extreme rarity to find all eight parts of the ‘Opera Omnia’ together – the works were originally printed and sold separately as individual pieces.

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1668 1ed Works of Thomas Hobbes 1st Latin Leviathan Philosophy De Cive COMPLETE

 

“The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”

– Thomas Hobbes

The first Latin edition of Hobbes’ famous ‘Leviathan’!

 

Thomas Hobbes was perhaps the most notable 17th-century English philosopher who conducted social studies and published historical theories on politics, physics, and law. While works such as ‘Leviathan’ and ‘De Cive’ were his most popular books, works such as ‘De Homine’ and ‘De Corpore’ proved to be highly important.

 

This exceptional 1668 first Latin edition printing of the works of Hobbes features all expected eight parts.

  • ‘De Corpore’

o   A work on natural philosophy devoted to matters of origins and foundations of ideas. Hobbes focuses on principles of logic, scientific concepts, and geometry.

  • ‘De Homine’

o   A collection of Hobbes’ theories on topics that were fully covered in ‘Leviathan’, mathematics, and physics

  • ‘De Cive’ (‘On the Citizen’)

o   A treatise focusing on humanity in various aspects of life including liberty and freedom, empire and power, and religion.

  • “Examinatio et emendatio mathematicae hodiernae”

o   Hobbes’ critique of the foundation of modern mathematics

  • “Dialogus physicus de natura aeris”

o   Dialogues concerning natural philosophy and physics

  • “Problemata physica”

o   Seven problem/answer discussions regarding problematic philosophy

  • “De principiis et ratiociantione geometrarum”

o   Studies on geometry

  • ‘Leviathan’

 

‘Leviathan’, Hobbes’ most important and famous work, was composed in four parts: 1) nature of man and natural laws, 2) nature of the commonwealth and sovereign powers, 3) Christianity and religion, and 4) the kingdom of darkness. Each of these parts contains controversial and uncommon opinions. In fact, some scholars claim that the contents of ‘Leviathan’ directly influenced the feuds that began the English Civil War! (Wright 175).

‘Printing and the Mind of Man’ even notes that ‘Leviathan’ is the result of unrest and troubled times in England.

 

It is of the most extreme rarity to find all eight parts of the ‘Opera Omnia’ together – the works were originally printed and sold separately as individual pieces.

 

Item number: #5756

Price: $4950

HOBBES, Thomas

Thomae Hobbes Malmesburiensis Opera philosophica, quae latinè scripsit, omnia : Antè quidem per partes, nunc autem, post cognitas omnium objectiones, conjunctim & accuratiùs edita.

Amstelodami : Apud Ioannem Blaev, 1668. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 8 parts in 2 volumes

o   Vol. I – ‘Opera Philosophica

  • ‘De corpore’
  • [6], 261, [3]
  • Engraved portrait frontispiece
  • 13 folding plates
  • ‘De homine’
  • 86, [2]
  • 8 folding plates
  • ‘De cive’
  • [16], 174

o   Vol. II – ‘Mathematicae Hodiernae

  • ‘Examinatio et emendation mathematicae hodiernae…’
  • [4], 5-146, [2]
  • Lacking portrait engraving
  • 1 folding plate
  • ‘Dialogus physicus de natura aeris…’
  • [7], 8-42, [2]
  • 1 folding plate
  • ‘Problemata physica.’
  • [6], 7-44
  • 2 folding plates
  • ‘De principiis et ratiocinatione geometrarum…’
  • [4], 5-64
  • 8 in-text engravings
  • 5 folding plates
  • ‘Leviathan…’
  • [4], 365, [15]
  • References: Macdonald & Hargreaves; George Wright, Religion Politics and Thomas Hobbes; PMM 138
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20cm x 16.5cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction records and price comparisons at $14,000

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5756

Categories

Philosophy

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

HOBBES, Thomas

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete