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Balthasar Bekker - De betoverde weereld - 1691/1693

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Philosophy - Quantity: 1 - Signed by author

Object: Book (More lots)
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Philosophy
Author/ Illustrator: Balthasar Bekker
Book Title: De betoverde weereld
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1691
Publication year youngest item: 1693
Edition: Other
Language: Dutch
Original language: Yes
Publisher: Amsterdam, Daniel van Dalen
Binding/ Material: Vellum
Extras: Signed by author

4 parts in 1 binding. 4to. With a woodcut in the fourth book. The first two parts with the signature of Bekker.

Part 1: [20], 24 [= Naakte uitbeeldinge], 262, [2] pp.
Part 2: [8], 262, [2] pp.
Part 3: [8], 188, [2] pp.
Part 4: [6], 292 pp.

In the first part (see above) a summary of ‘De betoverde weereld’ entitled: Naakte uitbeeldinge van den geheelen inhoud der vier boeken. [Amsterdam, Daniel van Dalen, 1693]. 24 pp.

The first quarto edition was dated 16 March 1691. The first part of this edition is dated in the preface “Den {16 / 26 / 1} van {Lente / Bloei / Oogst} maand 1691” (i.e. 16 March, 26 May and 1 August 1691.

Fairly rare editions of the four parts of Bekker’s controversial study against superstition.

As usual the paper is quite brown (worst in the fourth part), the spine is a bit soiled with presumably remnants of a sticker, otherwise in fine condition.

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