Discours physique de la parole.

[Cordemoy (Géraud de)]

Discours physique de la parole.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut device on title, a little browned, library accession No. stamped at head of title with a small resultant hole (not affecting text), pp. [xxx], 201, [1], 12mo, contemporary red morocco, French fillets borders on sides enclosing large French arms in gilt at the centre of both covers, in the corners a crowned initial H between leaf sprays with a fleur de lys tucked into the corner, gilt edges, rebacked in the late 18th century in green calf with the skin extending a short way round onto the covers (partly obscuring the inner corner decorations), spine gilt in compartments, the green faded, lacking lettering piece, corners slightly worn, stamp of the Ecole de Santé de Paris, with the date 14 Frimaire An III (all this around the circumference) and a bust of Hippocrates at the centre, good

Publication Details: Paris: Florentin Lambert, 1668

Notes: The rare first edition of this important work. 'Geraud de Cordemoy (1626-1684) was one of the more important Cartesian philosophers during the decades immediately following the death of Descartes. While he is in some respects a very orthodox Cartesian, Cordemoy was the only Cartesian to embrace atomism, and one of the first to argue for occasionalism ... His two most important works are Le Discernement du corps et de l'âme (1666) and his Discours physique de la parole (1668) ... Though it is in the Discernement that we find the basics of Cordemoy's philosophy, it was his Discours physique de ...more

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Subject: Philosophy

Published Date: 1668

Stock Number: 53362

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