London: R. Simpson, 1693.
First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Item #041226
The first English edition of Baillet's lasting biography of Descartes, published in two volumes in Paris in 1691 and abridged the following year. Later half leather, front board detached, old seminary library label to spine and embossed stamp to title, but no other marks. Added endpapers but original endpapers preserved and covered in notes in an early hand as is the verso of the title - signature to top of title page. Marginal tear to page 111 almost touching a gloss - probably trimmed when rebound but still with wide margins. Light occasional foxing and finger soiling, but generally bright and unmarked. 286pp with advertising leaf at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Philosophy. Inventory No: 041226.