1676. London: H. Bruges for M. Widdows, 1676.
Sm 8vo, [viii], 128 pp. Old calf ruled in blind, rebacked with old backstrip laid down. Boards rubbed, tips worn, lacking pastedowns and endpapers but with text complete (A B-I ), title-page toned. A good copy with the bookplate of Richard Benyon of Englefield House in Berkshire.
§ First English translation of Antoine Le Grand's L'Épicure Spirituel, ou l'Empire de la Volupté sur les Vertus (1669). Le Grand (1629–1699) was a French Franciscan Recollect friar and Cartesian philosopher. He spent the latter part of his life in London and Oxford defending Descartes’ philosophy against the English critics. OCLC 13788304 (which notes two states, this copy being the one with pages of the D signature correctly imposed). Wing (2nd ed.)L949. Item #124132