Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita.
Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita. Opera Philosophica. Editio Ultima. Ab Auctore recognita.
£975.00
Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius (Jan Jansson) the Younger. 1656.

Third edition. 4to. (220x155mm). Three works in one volume. 1. Principia Philosophiae. pp. [36], 241, [1bl]. 2. Specimina Philosophiae: seu Dissertatio de Methodo recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice, et Meteora. Ex Gallico translata, & ab Auctore perlecta, variifque in luci emendata. pp. [16], 290. 3. Passiones Animae, per Renatum Des-Cartes: Gallice ab ipso conscriptae, nunc autem in exterorum gratiam Latina civitate donatae ab H.D..M. i.u.l. pp. [20], 115, [5]. Text in Latin. Woodcut illustrations throughout the text, frontispiece portrait. Each work has its own title page and the whole has a separate plain title page. Full speckled calf, decorated gilt border to upper and lower covers. Spine lavishly decorated in gilt, five compartments each with a sunburst at the centre. Red morocco label lettered in gilt. Rubbing to corners and bottom edges and foot of spine. Rubbing to the joints, cracking to the joint with the upper cover, becoming detached but still holding. Contents are in excellent condition with two small holes resulting in very slight loss of text but no loss of meaning and four small tears to the corners, not affecting text. A nice copy of this celebrated volume bringing together three of Descartes most important works (including his last published work on the theory of the passions or emotions) in a Latin translation for a wider audience. Indeed, Descartes's work was much better known in Latin than in French until well into the nineteenth century.