Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 191

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
DESCARTES, RENÉ. Les Passions de l'Ame. [48], 286, [2] pages, including final blank. 8vo, 156x92 mm, contemporary vellum boards, spine darkened with small hole near top, recased, endpapers sympathetically renewed; faint dampstaining in upper margins, contents otherwise clean; cloth folding case. Paris: Henry Le Gras, 1649

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first edition, Paris issue, of the author's final work, explaining the mind-body relationship in terms of his mechanistic theory of physiology. Le Gras shared the printing privilege with Lodewijk Elzevier in Amsterdam. Garrison-Morton 4965; Guibert, pages 150-51; Norman 626.