Finely bound example of Pierre Bayle's Seminal Work: The Historical and Critical Dictionary
Oeuvres diverses de Mr. Pierre Bayle, contenant tout ce que cet Auteur a publié pendant sa vie, en Philosophie, en Critique, en Histoire, en Littérature etc. excepté son Dictionnaire historique et critique.
Item Number: 3146
Chez P. Husson, J. Swart, H. Scheurleer, J. Vand Duren, R. Alberts, C. Le Vier, 1727-1731.
Rare 18th century set of French philosopher Pierre Bayle’s magnum opus, a historical and critical dictionary. Folios, 5 volumes. Bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good condition with some wear to the spine and joints. An attractive set.
Pierre Bayle was a French philosopher and writer best known for his seminal work the Historical and Critical Dictionary, published beginning in 1697. Bayle was a Calvinist Protestant (French Huguenot). As a forerunner of the Encyclopedists and an advocate of the principle of the toleration of divergent beliefs, his works subsequently influenced the development of the Enlightenment.