Lot 602

DESCARTES, René (1596-1650). Meditationes de prima philosophia, Amsterdam, 1685, contemporary vellum.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £260
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DESCARTES, René (1596-1650).  Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei existentia, et animæ humanæ à corpore distinctio, demonstrantur ... Editio ultima prioribus auctior et emendatior. Amsterdam: Ex Typographia Blaviana [i.e. Blaeu], 1685. 3 parts in one volume [paginated in 3 parts, but signatures continuous], 4to (197 x 155mm). Half title, engraved portrait of the author, woodcut printer's device on titles to the first two parts (waterstain to first few leaves including portrait, small black ink spot to text beneath portrait, occasional mainly marginal spotting and staining). Contemporary vellum decorated in blind with a central strapwork lozenge with blank oval centre on each cover, spine with 5 raised bands and morocco lettering-piece (lightly stained). Provenance: from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. The work was first published in Paris in 1641. cf. Brunet II, 53 (citing the 12mo Elzevir edition of 1642); Guibert Descartes 129. 

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