Paris: Chez Iacques d'Allin [Jacques], 1665. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2305911
Second edition. Small internal chip from spine, boards rubbed with minor loss from corners, light stain to edges of endpapers only.
[xliv], 554 pp. 16mo. French text. Original full leather, gilt titles and decorations.A work by the French philosopher and physician discussing human knowledge, the soul, etc. "Marin Cureau de La Chambre (1594-1669) was a physician from Le Mans who advised and treated two French Kings, Louis XIII and Louis XIV, as well as his patron, Chancellor Pierre Séguier. As both a physician and a philosopher, he was among the first members of the Académie Française and the Académie des Sciences. His key role in dethroning Latin and using French in its place would have sufficed to ensure his notoriety, as French then became a vehicle for disseminating the sciences throughout Europe. However, it was his interpretation of "the functions of the soul" that made him a true pioneer in the field of neuropsychology, even though he has since been forgotten and overlooked. Indeed, he developed concepts that even today seem contemporary, in particular, concepts dealing with emotions and memory in both animals and human beings." (Olivier Walusinski, Revue Neurologique, July 2018)