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    [John T. Beer]. Anthony [Antoine] Le Grand, Richard Blome [editor]. An Entire Body of Philosophy According to the Principles of the Famous Renate Des Cartes, In Three Books... London: Printed by Samuel Roycroft and sold by Richard Blome and others, 1694. Fore-edge painting by John T. Beer depicting "Northumberland House, 1800," flanked on either side with flowers, signed in the lower right corner, circa late 19th century. Folio. [30], 403, [1], 263, [1, blank] pages, register is continuous. Illustrated with 100 full-page plates (1 duplicate) and 1 large folding plate, variously signed Kip, Gucht, Lens, and Freman. Bound by V. A. Brown; full mottled calf, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands and natural and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Rebacked, corners just bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, joints starting, spine somewhat worn with some losses, some abrasions to boards. Marbled endpapers, front hinge starting. Frontispiece creased and soiled with some repairs, minor intermittent foxing and thumbsoiling, moderate text block edgewear, pencil notations to some plates not affecting image, minor repairs to some plates and edges, Folio 1 (depicting coats of arms of subscribers) with one escutcheon in the lower right corner clipped out. Very good with charming, finely-detailed, and still bright, though somewhat worn, fore-edge painting.

    ESTC R20857. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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