Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

DICTIONARIES - REFERENCE WORKS -- BAYLE, P. Dictionaire historique et critique. 5e éd., rev., corr., et augm. avec la vie de l'auteur p. Mr. des Maizeaux. Amst., (etc.), 1740. 4 vols. (16), cxx, 719; (4), 915; (4), 831; (4), 804 pp. W. 4 engr. ti-vign. Fol. Cont. hcf. w. dec. gilt backs. (Labels (partly) gone, spine ends chipped, paper on sides and corners renewed).

Fifth edition of Bayle's dictionary, which corrected and criticized the former attempts in the field. It was a milestone in the Western Enlightenment movement, and was unsurpassed until Diderot's great Encyclopedie (1751-65), which owns a great deal to Bayle. - Graesse I, 314; Cf. PMM 300.

€ 300

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