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Compendium philosophiae secundum theseae distributum: manuscript.

Collection MS-2018-050: Compendium philosophiae secundum theseae distributum: manuscript.


  • Creation: circa 1652


Bound manuscript of 143 leaves, 9 of which are blank. The text is divided into chapters, and treats philosophical subjects including logic, metaphysics, and morality. The authorship is unknown, but may tentatively be attributed to Abraham Girard (1635-1693), from whose libary the manuscript originates. Bound in is a printed folio broadside, measuring 38.5 x 25 cm, with title "Theses ex Vniuersa Philosophia Selectae" and imprint "Has propugnabit Carolus Gassendus, diniensis, Lugduni, in aula Collegij SS. Trinitatis Soc. Iesu, die mensis Iulij 1652." It is conjectured that the manuscript is an abstract or lecture notes relating to this printed thesis, whose author, Carolus Gassendus, or Charles Gassendi, of Digne, was a contemporary, and perhaps a relative, of noted scientist and philosopher Pierre Gassendi.

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1 Volumes : 1 volume (143 leaves): paper; 16 x 12 cm + 1 folded plate ; 16 x 12 cm

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Inscribed on front pastedown: De Thelis. From the library of Abrham Girard (1635-1693), seigneur du Thil, commendatory abbot of Chalivoy, according to Drouot Paris auction catalog for 19 April 2018, lot 31.

Bound in contemporary full leather with gilt fleurons on spine.


Compendium Philosophiae Secundum Theseae Distributum: Manuscript.
circa 1652
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