Item #017290 Of Wisdome, Three Bookes written in French. Peter Charron, Tr Samson Lennard.

Of Wisdome, Three Bookes written in French

London: Nathaniel Ranew and Jonathan Robinson, 1670. 4to. Calf Boards. Engraved frontispiece and explication, Intro (2 pp), Table of contents (4 pp), Preface (18 pp), 286 pp. Original calf boards, sympathetically rebacked in style.Frontispiece a little creased and worn, otherwise v.good internally.Contains no endpapers. The original 1601 edition of De La Sagesse: Livres Trois by Pierre Charron (1541-1603) was first translated into English by Samson Lennard in 1612. This is a later (1670) edition. Charron was heavily influenced by his contemporary Montaigne, and his work on moral philosophy develops Montaigne's ideas. He was attacked for purported atheism and is regarded as a founder of modern secularism. Very good copy of a scarce work important for its connection to Montaigne's thought. Very Good. Item #017290

Price: $1,710.00 NZD

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