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Malebranche, Nicolas; trans. T. Taylor. FATHER MALEBRANCHE'S TREATISE CONCERNING THE SEARCH AFTER TRUTH…TO WHICH IS ADDED THE AUTHOR'S TREATISE OF NATURE AND GRACE…TOGETHER WITH HIS ANSWER TO THE ANIMADVERSIONS... [AND] HIS DEFENSE AGAINST THE ACCUSATIONS OF MR. DE LA VILLE, &C. Oxford: L. Lichfield for Thomas Bennet, 1694. 13.5" x 8". [16], 88, 85-172, 10, 203, [1], 42 pp. (complete, text continuous despite odd pagination.) Period paneled calf, rebacked with original title label laid on, corners chipped and worn. Early ink markings to front pastedown along with old library label and bookplates of Edmund Tew (engraved, armorial) and David Pailin (modern). Period ink dating to title and a couple of marginal notations in early ink, a couple of marginal notations in pencil (modern, erasable), light to moderate foxing and toning in some places throughout, overall Very Good. ************************************** From the Signet Library with the seal in gilt to both boards, "The Society of Writers to the Signet." First English edition of Malebranche's principal work. Locke described him as an acute and ingenious author. It is said that his death was caused by a metaphysical argument with Bishop Berkeley over immaterialism, or the theory which denies the existence of physical substance. Pierre Bayle regarded Malebranche as "one of the greatest philosophers of this age." [Wing M317; ESTC R11766]

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Malebranche on the Search for Truth, 1694

Estimate $200 - $300Mar 25, 2017