Oeuvres Diverses... contenant tout ce que cet Auteur a publie sur des matieres de Theologie, de Philosophie, de Critique, d'Histoire & de Litterature; excepte son Dictionnaire Historique et Critique.
Description: 4 thick folio volumes. , 760; , 902; , 1084; , 1039pp with text printed in double columns. Rubricated titles with engraved vignettes in each. Illustrated with some copper engraved plates and other in-text woodcuts; decorative initials and head/tailpieces throughout. Folio, contemporary calf with ornate gilt-decorated spines (extensive and skillful repairs to joints and spine ends; light occasional foxing and toning to text block). La Haye: Chez P. Husson et al., 1727-31. First Edition. Despite the repairs, a solid, complete and attractive set
Comments: The standard edition of writings by the founder of 18th century rationalism. Not included here is his Dictionnaire historique. "Bayle undermined all the philosophical positions of the great seventeenth-century metaphysicians, and posed basic problems that Berkeley, Hume, Voltaire, and others were to use to establish other approaches and alternatives". -Encylopedia of Philosophy I 261; Brunet I 711; Graesse 314.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 170180