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    Daniel, Gabriel. Voiage Du Monde de Descartes. Paris: [Marie Dallin] Widow of Simon Benard, 1691. 12mo. *8, A-M12,N6, O4. [16],308pp. Later vellum, soiled, bookplate of R. Rickaert & booklabel of J. Casterman; starting to open before bookblock. Armillary sphere on t.p., text cuts and diagrams. At rear is a plate of a scholar with a measuring device with another man gesturing and a women in the rear in her bedroom in slight undress. Gabriel Daniel, Historian and controversialist, born at Rouen, France, 8 Feb., 1649; died at Paris, 23 June, 1728. He entered the Society of Jesus at Paris in 1667, and after making his last vows at Rennes, 1683, was assigned to the professed house of Paris where his extraordinary talents resulted in his being appointed historiographer of France by Louis XIV.
    "The idea of the separation of soul from body, reflected in eighteenth-century 'trance' and 'ectasy' often went back to the Cartesian separation of 'mind' and 'matter.' On this theme Gabriel Daniel wrote a full-length cosmic voyage, as well known in England as it was in France....Descartes, his disciple learned, was not dead, but separated from the matter he had separated from mind, dwelt aloft in an intellectual world of his own creation....Descartes had reached the new sphere, by an 'Act of Will,' but since unfortunately the 'Will' of his disciple was less potent, he depended for motive power upon a peculiar kind of snuff...On went this disembodied spirit, gaily flying off to explore the indefinite Cartesian universe, after many adventures to arrive in outer space where he found M. Descartes still busily engaged in correcting the mistakes of the Almighty!"


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