Philosophia Naturalis; in qua Tota Rerum Universitas, per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur. Henricus Regius, Hendrik de Roy.
Philosophia Naturalis; in qua Tota Rerum Universitas, per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur.
Philosophia Naturalis; in qua Tota Rerum Universitas, per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur.
Philosophia Naturalis; in qua Tota Rerum Universitas, per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur.

Philosophia Naturalis; in qua Tota Rerum Universitas, per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur.

Amstelædami (Amsterdam): Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios (Elzevier), 1661. With an engraved portrait of Regius (by Theodor Matham after Hendrick Bloemaert on a4 verso), an engraved folding map and a celestial map. With numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, some full-page. Third edition (first in 1654, under the title “Fundamenta Physices”). Title page printed in red and black, with woodcut printer’s device. In contemporary vellum. (44), 523, (1) p., 2 engraved maps (one folded). Old entries of ownership on title page and inner back panel, some contemporary marginal notes. Waterstains to last few pages. Otherwise in good condition.

Henricus Regius (1598–1679) was a Dutch philosopher, physician and professor of medicine. Regius was a close friend and correspondent of Descartes. His book “Philosophia Naturalis” was important in spreading the Cartesian thought and influential in the development of the new ideas on the field of physics, physiology and medical science. Regius’ ideas about the connection between body and mind differs from Descartes’ thus regarding this matter he is considered as a precursor of Baruch Spinoza.

[Hirsch/H. IV, 905., Krivatsy 9514., Poggendorf II, 588., Rahir 1311., Waller 10990., Willems 1274., Shirley 407., Wellcome IV, p. 495,. Berghman 406.]

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