Logica ...

Petit de Montempuis (Jean-Gabriel)

Logica ...

Hanc verso scripsit Discipulus Stud. et addictissimus Joannes Joach. Roze Brayensis in ead. coll. conv.

Description: manuscript in ink on paper, executed with considerable care, some calligraphic flourishes, and small drawings, text within double red rules, text in black ink, chapter headings, &c, in red, title written in red and black within an engraved architectural frame, and one engraved plate (a Porphyrian tree), a few pages a little loose, a few lacunae in the text towards the end (blank pages), c. 435 pp. (numbered up to 301), 8vo, contemporary green vellum over boards, tan lettering piece on spine, vellum cracked along the hinges, but the binding structurally sound, spine defective at foot, sprinkled edges

Publication Details: Paris: 1714-16

Notes: An attractive manuscript, being a complete course of logic (if we ignore the lacunae) as taught at the Sorbonne by the Jansenist professor of philosophy, and Rector of the University, Jean-Gabriel Petit de Montempuis (who will have been about 40 at the time). In his will of 1762, the year before he died, de Montempuis left his library to the University of Paris: at 5,000 volumes, it comprised a quarter of the foundation collections of the University of Paris, which opened in 1770 (the other major source were the books the Jesuits left behind, when they were expelled in 1763). Below the title-p...more

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Price: £3,500

Subject: Philosophy

Published Date: 1714-16

Stock Number: 64461

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