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DIGBY, Sir Kenelm

Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants

COLLECTED DIGBY

DIGBY, Sir Kenelm

Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants London. Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams, 1669. Fourth edition.

Description

Quarto. [56], 439, [11], 231pp. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight marking to title and final leaf, else a crisp unpressed copy.

The fourth and final edition of Digby's major philosophical work, first published as Two Treatises (Paris, 1644), combining an exhaustive natural history with prevailing atomist thought on an avowedly Aristotelian framework, followed by a shorter discourse on the immortality of the soul. Added to this edition are two later works on 'Sympathetic Powders' (first published in English 1658, see above) and the 'Vegetation of Plants' (London, 1661); in effect forming a collected edition of Digby's works of natural philosophy.

Bibliography

Wing D1445.

Price

£600.00