Principia Philispohiae, Renati Des-cartes ( René Descartes )
Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1644
Condition: Very Good
DESCARTES, René (1596-1650). Principia philosophiae. Amsterdam: Louis Elzevir, 1644. 4o (192 x 153 mm).p (24) 310. Printer’s woodcut device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams, some full-page. FIRST EDITION OF DESCARTES’ SYSTEM OF PHYSICS, in which he developed his theory of vortices. Based in part on his then unpublished work Le monde, which treated the creation and function of the universe in completely mechanistic terms, Descartes’ Principia provides a systematic statement of his metaphysics and natural philosophy. very rare first edition. the back is restored. the book block is in very good condition. 3 stamps of the bibliotheca congreg. SS Redemptorist.
ID: w 680 a 8427