Paris: Chez Guillaume Desprez, Publisher/printer, 1683. Leather. Good. Item #010376
Stated nouvelle, or new, edition. Full calf leather, with raised bands on the spine and gilt decorations in the compartments. (28), 356 (20); (4), 1-90, (2), 91-145; (4), 12 pp. All text in French. Three works in one volume. All text in French. A classic French work, published posthumously, presenting notes and fragments that Blaise Pascal had assembled in a defense of Christianity. In Pensees, he considers various philosophical quandaries, including infinity and nothing and life and death, out of which came his idea of "Pascal's Wager." The other works bound in offer commentary on Blaise Pascal and his works, including geometry and religion. Pascal was a French philosopher and mathematician, being one of the first to invent a mechanical calculator (see Wikipedia, etc.). GOOD condition, ex-theological institution library. Interior library bookplates and pastedowns present, with minor stamping. Faint remains of call numbers in white on the spine. Heavy chipping and flaking to the leather along the spine, with moderate scuffing to the covers and heavy scuffing and chipping along the extremities. Several spots of staining to the covers. Minor loss to the corners and spine tips. Leather split along the hinges. Interior solid, with the paper toned. Several ownership signatures present.
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