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Recherches sur l'Origine des Decouvertes attribuees aux Modernes, Ou l'on demontre que nos plus celebres Philosophes ont puise la plupart de leurs connoissances dans les Ouvrages des Anciens: & que plusiers verites importantes sur la Religion ont ete connues des Sages du Paganisme
Two vols. in one. Mottled sheep (a bit rubbed), flat spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine.
First edition. Dutens (1730-1812), diplomat, man of letters, and editor of the works of Leibniz (1768), reviews here the theories of Descartes, Newton, Harvey, Linnaeus, and Leibniz. He received the title of historiographer to the King of England and was a fellow of the Royal Society.
This work offers "a complete survey of the ideas which revolutionized the 17th and 18th centuries and has many bibliographical footnotes." Babson 51. There is much on Newton.
Very good set with half-titles.
Jan. 1, 1766
MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Book; QUANTITY: 2 vols. in one
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