Philosophy

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Joannis Ph...
Born, I. von
Joannis Physiophili opuscula. Continent: monachologiam; accusationem physiophili, defensionem physiophili; anatomiam monachi. Collegit, edidit et praefatus est P. Aloysius Martius.
Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg], Sumtibus editoris, 1784. 8vo (20.4 x 13.3 cm). 12 ll., 117 pp., six engraved plates depicting several "species" of monks and their clothes and shoes. Later half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original or contemporary endpapers.
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€500.00
The second, rare edition of the "Monachologia" satire by Ignaz Von Born
Wysgeerige...
Bradley, R.
Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden ... door Richard Bradley ... Met veele afbeeldingen opgehelderd. Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with gilt floral borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,850.00
Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition
Pensées cr...
[Cartaud de La Vilate, F.]
Pensées critiques sur les mathematiques. Ou l'on propose divers préjugés contre ces sciences, à dessein d'en ébranler la certitude, & de prouver qu'elles ont peu contribué à la perfection des beaux arts.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre fils, 1733. Small 8vo (16.1 x 9.3 cm). Half-title, title page with engraved vignette, [viii], 377, [iii] pp., several mathematical figures in the text. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments rich gilt with floral patterns; small red, gilt-bordered morocco label with gilt short title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€450.00
Rare polemic against French mathematicians, and mathematics in general
Le prototy...
Chastre, R. de la
Le prototype ou tres-parfait et analogique exemplaire de l'art chimicq; a la phisique ou philosophie de la science naturelle. Contenant les causes principes & demonstrations scientifiq; de la certitude dudit art.
Paris, J. A. Joallin, 1620. Small 8vo (10.2 x 15.8 cm). Title page, [vii], 136, [xiv] pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine with gilt lines and floral vignettes. Red morocco label with gilt short-title. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€3,850.00
Extremely rare work on creating the Philosopher's Stone, by a French nobleman
D'une erre...
Chevreul, [M.] E.
D'une erreur de raisonnement très-fréquente dans les sciences du ressort de la philosophie naturelle qui concernent le concret, expliquée par les derniers écrits de M. E. Chevreul. [AND] Études des procédés de l'esprit humain dans la recherche de l'inconnu à l'aide de l'observation et de l'expérience, et du moyen de savoir s'il a trouvé l'erreur ou la verité, composé de trois mémoires. Premier mémoire. - La science devant la grammaire. Deuxième mémoire. - L'enseignement devant l'étude de la vision, avec deux planches. Troisième mémoire. - Explication de nombreux phénomènes qui sont une conséquence de la veillesse. [AND] Résumé d'une histoire de la matière depuis des philosophes grecs jusq'à Loivoisier inclusivement, avec quatorze planches, accompagnées de légendes.
Paris, Firmin-Didot [For the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France], 1878. Large 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). 802 pp. [3-102; 1-327; 321-702]; 16 plates of which several coloured. Original blue printed boards.
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€500.00
Important thoughts of a nonagenarian
Specimen l...
Clauberg, J.
Specimen logicae Cartesianae, seu modus philosophandi ubi certa Cartesianorum veritatem inveniendi via ostenditur, & in quibusdam novae introductionis in philosophiam aulicam veritas paucis expenditur.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Heraud. Frieder. Lanckis, 1689. 12mo (13.2 x 7.8 cm). Contemporary vellum with script title on the spine.
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€2,400.00
Less than ten copies known
Conseil po...
Formey, [J. H. S.]
Conseil pour former une bibliothèque peu nombreuse mais choisie. Troisième edition, corrigée et augmentée. Avec une notice des ouvrages de l'auteur.
Berlin, Haude et Spener, 1755. 8vo (17.5 x 10.8 cm). [viii], xxvi, 122, [ii] pp., with a small woodcut portrait on the title page, Sapere Aude . Several wood-engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary full calf, Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€375.00
The "ideal" library of only of 100 books
Commentari...
Gorski, J.
Commentariorum artis dialecticae. Libri decem.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Voegel, [1563]. Small, thick 4to (15.2 x 10.0 x 5.5 cm). 1,015, [vi] pp., one larger, folded printed chart. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes; boards with elaborate tooling, gilt-stamping, and brass clasps.
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€2,200.00
A rare work on the art of dialectics
Les provin...
[Pascal, Blaise]. "Montalte, Louis de"
Les provinciales ou lettres escrites par Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jésuites: sur le sujet de la morale, & de la politique de ces pères. [First edition].
"Cologne" [Paris], Pierre de la Vallée, [1656-]1657. 4to (23.0 x 17.2 cm). pp. i-xiii [title and Notice (in first state)]; 1-8 (1st letter); 1-8 (2nd); 1-8 (answer from the Provincial and 3rd letter); 1-8 (4th); 1-8 (5th); 1-8 (6th); 1-8 (7th); 1-8 (8th); 1-8 (9th); 1-8 (10th); 1-8 (11th); 1-8 (12th); 1-8 (Refutation of response of 12th letter); 1-8 (13th); 1-8 (14th); 1-8 (15th); 1-12 (16th); 1-8 (17th); 1-12 (18th). Fine full red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, elaborately gilt blind-tooled inner dentelles, engraved armorial book plate on front board.
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€6,800.00
PMM, 140: "The first example of French prose as we know it today", by Blaise Pascal.
Idealis um...
[Sabbathier, E.]
Idealis umbra sapientiae generalis.
Paris, Mmme Jablier, 1679. Very small folio (17.2 x 12.3 cm). Title page (printed strips, mounted, as issued) and 24 printed and partly engraved oblong sheets, mounted. Contemporary blind marbled wrappers.
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€4,600.00
An extremely rare and unusual kabbalistic work
De ortu st...
[Sagner, K.]
De ortu stratorum telluris et ratione qua corpora marina in loca Mediterranea translata sint, commentario in conventu literario philosophico mense junio lecta et approbata. [AND] Series quaestionum et assertionum ex universa philosophia.
Praha, Franciscus Ignatius Kirchner, [1755]. Small 8vo (16.4 x 9.7 cm). 56 pp. Contemporary blind, speckled boards.
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€500.00
Only one auction record in the last 40 years
Philosophi...
Velden, M. Van
Philosophia logica, metaphysica, physica. [In defense of Cartesian philosophy].
Lovani [Leuven, Louvain], AE. Denique, 1693. Broadsheet (50.0 x 34.0 cm). Folded in six, and preserved in 18th-century marbled boards.
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€1,500.00
In defense of Cartesian philosophy