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THE INTERACTION OF MIND AND BODY. FIRST LATIN EDITION.

DESCARTES, René (1596–1650)

Passiones animae ... Gallice ab ipso conscriptae, nunc autem in exterorum gratiam Latina civitate donatae

Amsterdam: apud Ludovicium Elzevierium, 1650
12mo: *–2*12 3*4 A–K12 L8, 156 leaves, pp [56] 242 [14] (last page blank), woodcut device on title.
Condition: 129 x 70mm.
Binding: Contemporary sheep, gilt spine with raised bands. Minor worming to top and bottom of spine, corners worn.
Provenance: Old signature on title inked out.
First Latin edition, a translation by Henri des Marets of Les passions de l’ame (Paris, 1649); also included in Opera philosophica. Editio secunda, published by Elzevier in 4to in the same year. An English translation was published in the same year.
Bibliography: Guibert pp. 156–7; Willems 1105; Tchemerzine IV, p. 304, a; Krivatsy 3136; Wellcome II p. 453.
£600

The first Latin edition of the Passions de l’ame, in this form the most frequently reprinted of Descartes’ works with another six editions before the end of the century.
Keywords:     neurology    philosophy