Pens?es De M. Pascal.
Chez Guillaume desprez, Imprimeur et Libraire ordinaire du Roi, et du Clerg? de France.
12mo. 4 x 6.75 inches. cxx + 453 pp. +  pp. Bound in contemporary French mottled calf; spine in compartments, decorated with gilt floral motifs in panels with contrasting maroon morocco title label. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little age wear to extremities, edges faded and scattered foxing; otherwise a very good crisp copy. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes, initials and by device on title page. The Pens?es sur la Religion, or, Thoughts on Religion, of the famous French mathematician and theological writer, Blaise Pascal (1622-1662) consist of material assembled for a projected Apology for the Christian Religion. In 1646 he and his younger sister Jacqueline,who became a nun at the convent of Port-Royal, identified with the Jansenist movement of French Catholicism and in 1654 Pascal had an intense religious experience in 1654. this new edition of the Pens?es, first published in 1670, includes the life of Pascal by his older sister, Gilberte (Madame Perrier) and three additional Discourses by other writers on the Pens?es, on the books of Moses and on Demonstrations and Geometry. A fine edition of this classic and the most influential work of Pascal on religion.
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