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Title:Descartes: A Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$15.50)
Item ID:SB00-0109574
Publisher:Free Press, London, 2005
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Free Press, 2005, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Illustrated

acknowledgements, preface by author, two appendices, notes, selected bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations, colour illustrations and drawings, contemporaneous with Descartes life. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and age toning of the text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, of Descartes, with gilt and red background with white and gilt titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Sepia toned photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. The biography of the 17th-century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, traveller, soldier and spy -- Rene Descartes. "Before his death in 1650 he had made immense contributions to an exceptionally wide range of fields and disciplines, with 'Cogito, ergo sum' ('I think, therefore I am'] becoming one of the most famous maxims in all philosophy." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 352 pages, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Philosophy ; 17th Century; ISBN: 0743231473. ISBN/EAN: 9780743231473. Inventory No: 0109574.
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