1714 Rene Descartes Principia Philosophy & Science Physics Geometry Optics 3in1

DESCARTES, René

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“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

– René Descartes

 

René Descartes was a 17th-century French philosopher whose theories and discoveries spawned an influx of commentary and responsive writings from western philosophers. Following the success of ‘Principia Philosophiae’, Descartes began corresponding with Elizabeth of Bohemia. These letters included studies in moral philosophy, physics, geometry, mechanics, and many other scientific topics. These letters were published in three distinct parts, as here in this 1714 Amsterdam edition – ‘Epistolae’.

 

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1714 Rene Descartes Principia Philosophy & Science Physics Geometry Optics 3in1

 

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

– René Descartes

 

René Descartes was a 17th-century French philosopher whose theories and discoveries spawned an influx of commentary and responsive writings from western philosophers. Following the success of ‘Principia Philosophiae’, Descartes began corresponding with Elizabeth of Bohemia. These letters included studies in moral philosophy, physics, geometry, mechanics, and many other scientific topics. These letters were published in three distinct parts, as here in this 1714 Amsterdam edition – ‘Epistolae’.

 

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DESCARTES, René

 

Renati Descartes Epistolae : partim ab auct︠ore Latino sermone conscriptae, partim ex Gallico translatoe : in quibus omnis generis quaestiones philosophicae tract︠antur, et explicantur plurimae difficultates quae in reliquis ejus operibus occurrunt.

 

Amstelodami : Apud Davidem Mortier, 1714.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages: 3 parts in 1
    • ‘Quæstiones Philosophicæ, Pars Prima’
      • [8], 383, [1]
    • ‘Quæstiones Philosophicæ, Pars Secunda’
      • [4], 404, [4]
    • ‘In Dioptrica, Geometria’
      • [16], 427, [1]
    • Numerous in-text illustrations throughout
  • Provenance: Bookplate – J. Laissus
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; secure
  • Size: ~8in X 6.5in X 3.25 (20cm x 16.5cm x 8cm)
  • Quite rare and desirable

 

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12687

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

DESCARTES, René

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete