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William Ernest Hocking Rare Book Collection

antique etching of a king wearing chainmail made out of soldiers

Upper detail frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, by Abraham Bosse, 1651

antique title page of book

Lower detail, frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, by Abraham Bosse, 1651

Principles of Philosophy Descartes, 1692 

Principia Philosophiæ. Ultima editio cum optima collata, diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata.

Author: Renati Des-Cartes

Publisher: Ex Typographia Blaviana Place: Amstelodami (Amsterdam) Publication date: 1692 

dedication page antique book

Dedication page (detail) Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, 1651 

 

antique title page

Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences René Descartes English edition 1649

Selections of covers and bindings