Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

PHILOSOPHY -- (HEMSTERHUIS, F.). Aristée ou de la divinité. Paris (= Haarlem or The hague), 1779. x, 208 pp. W. 3 small etchings in text (1 on ti.-p.). 12°. Cont. hcf. w. dec. gilt back, marbled paper on sides, & beautiful marbled edges. (First blank fails (as in most of the copies), upper joint split at the bottom, but in fine and clean interior condition with ample magins).

"In 'Aristée' Hemsterhuis, who originally believed in a personal God, is converted to a clear pantheism. God's omnipresence is the basis of man's relation with him, and it is mainly thanks to the moral principle, as the "moral organ" is called in later years, that man is able to come nearer to God." Encycl. of Phil. III, p. 474. - First edition. Copy on large paper (as all copies are), printed for private circulation only. Stoddard 9 ("Note that only KB copies 1 & 2 preserve the initial blank leaf.").

€ 240

result € 190

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