A story for philosophy & book nerds alike!

A request from the Spinoza Society sent us into the stacks in search of Baruch Spinoza’s René Descartes’ Principiorum Philosophiae. The Dutch philosopher’s response to René Descartes’ ontological arguments concerning substance (dualistic views that Spinoza, arguably a pantheist, sought to correct) was the first and only work of his to appear in print bearing his name, and Rutgers University Libraries’ copy, published in Amstelodami by Johannem Riewerts, is from the first edition. What particularly interested us was the binder’s waste on the covers, which clearly belonged to an early printed book.

Finish the story at our website: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/news/hidden-gem-our-rare-books-collection 
#RareBooks #SpecialCollections #spinoza #PhilosophyBooks #HiddenGems
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  • rutgerslibrariesA story for philosophy & book nerds alike!

    A request from the Spinoza Society sent us into the stacks in search of Baruch Spinoza’s René Descartes’ Principiorum Philosophiae. The Dutch philosopher’s response to René Descartes’ ontological arguments concerning substance (dualistic views that Spinoza, arguably a pantheist, sought to correct) was the first and only work of his to appear in print bearing his name, and Rutgers University Libraries’ copy, published in Amstelodami by Johannem Riewerts, is from the first edition. What particularly interested us was the binder’s waste on the covers, which clearly belonged to an early printed book.

    Finish the story at our website: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/news/hidden-gem-our-rare-books-collection
    #RareBooks #SpecialCollections #spinoza #PhilosophyBooks #HiddenGems

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