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Les Characteres des Passions (5 Vols. in 4)

Cureau De La Chambre, Martin S.

Published by Antoine Michel, Amsterdam, 1663
Condition: VG-
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From various years, but assumed to be the same edition. Volume 5 is from 1663. Volumes 3 and 4 (in one volume) are from 1662. Volume 2 is from 1660, and Volume 1 is from 1658. Volume 1 with bumped cover edges, mild fraying to purposefully visible signature at lower spine end, minor toning to text, and original place-keeping ribbon. Volume 2 with large piece of vellum missing from front cover, chipping to cover edges, mild toning to text. Volumes 3 & 4 with substantial chipping to cover edges, slightly toned text, and original place-keeping ribbon. Volume 5 with chipping to cover edges and slightly toned text. Bindings tight and bright. Cureau de la Chambre was a French doctor and philosopher who lived during the 17th century. He is known for his work in the field of physiognomy, which is the idea that the assessment of the person's outer appearance can give insight to their character or personality. Les Characteres is a study of man's character and "passions." Cureau was one of Richelieu's first appointees to the Académie française, and was an original member of the French Academy of sciences. Bookseller Inventory # 008898

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Title: Les Characteres des Passions (5 Vols. in 4)

Publisher: Antoine Michel, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1663

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition:VG-

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