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PASCAL, Blaise (1623--1662)
[Pensées. 1675]
Pensées de M. Pascal sur la religion, et sur quelques autres sujets, qui ont esté trouvées après sa mort parmy ses papiers. Derniere édition.
A Rouen chez David Berthelin, 1675.
[76], 348, [20] p. ; 14.0 cm. (12º)

Originally published in 1670 (although the Bibliothèque nationale records two copies of what it terms an 'édition préoriginale' of 1669). Edited by Étienne Périer. 'Registré sur le livre de la Communauté des Libraires & Imprimeurs de Rouen, le 9 juillet 1675 ... Achevé d'imprimer ce 16 octobre 1675' - colophon. There was also a Lyon edition of 1675. 'Preface'; 'Approbations'; 'Table des titres' and 'Avertissement' before p. 1. The posthumously published Pensées of the French mathematical prodigy and Jansenist philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal, incomplete at the time of his death, are a classic of devotional literature.

Copy Notes Ink cypher on title-page which may be a library shelf-mark: 15st+ [or 15fl+].

Binding Late C17th/early C18th sprinkled calf, blind double-ruled borders with blind fillets parallel to spine, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3810


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