1694 1st ed Malebranche Philosophy Search After Truth Nature & Grace Metaphysics

MALEBRANCHE, Nicolas

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“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.” – Nicolas Malebranche

 

A rare first edition of Malebranche’s principal and most important work – “Concerning the Search after Truth.” This book would lay the foundation for all of Malebranche’s philosophical ideas and reputation. He primarily focused on human error and the existence of God within human nature. This edition also includes his “Treatise on Nature and Grace.” This work was written with the sole purpose of generalizing, clarifying, and commenting on God’s miracles and actions toward man. The book was eventually placed on the Index of Prohibited Books in 1690 after disputes over its contents couldn’t be settled. John Locke is known to have described Malebranche as “an acute and ingenious author” but obviously, not everyone saw his work in such light.

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“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.” – Nicolas Malebranche

 

A rare first edition of Malebranche’s principal and most important work – “Concerning the Search after Truth.” This book would lay the foundation for all of Malebranche’s philosophical ideas and reputation. He primarily focused on human error and the existence of God within human nature. This edition also includes his “Treatise on Nature and Grace.” This work was written with the sole purpose of generalizing, clarifying, and commenting on God’s miracles and actions toward man. The book was eventually placed on the Index of Prohibited Books in 1690 after disputes over its contents couldn’t be settled. John Locke is known to have described Malebranche as “an acute and ingenious author” but obviously, not everyone saw his work in such light.

 

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MALEBRANCHE, Nicolas

 

Father Malebranche’s Treatise concerning the search after truth. The whole work compleat. To which is added the author’s Treatise of nature, and grace. Being a consequence of the principles contained in the Search: together with his answer to the animadversions upon the first volume = his defense against the accusations of Mr. De la Ville, &c., relating to the same subject. All translated by T. Taylor.

 

Oxford, Printed by L. Lichfield for T. Bennet, London, 1694. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [15], 205, [8], 116-216, [84 unnumbered pages]
  • Cover imprint: The Society of Writers to the Signet
    • “The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters, WS.”
  • References: Wing M317; ESTC R11766
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Language: English
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – Edmund Ten. D.D. Bolden
    • Bookplate – David Arthur Pailin
      • Theologian and professor of philosophy
    • Size: ~13.5in X 8.5in (34cm x 21cm)

 

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Categories

Philosophy

Medicine & Science

Authors

MALEBRANCHE, Nicolas

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete