Philosophia Naturalis in qua tota rerum universitas., per clara & facilia Principia, explanatur.

Amsterdam, L. & D. Elzevirios, 1661.

4to. Contemp. full vellum, ms-title on spine. Title in red/black. Engraved portrai of Regius on verso of f 4 (H. Bloemaert pinxit, T. Matha, sculpsit). (44),523,(1- Errata) pp. 2 folded engraved plates (Globus Coelestis a. Orbis Terrarum Typus). Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, astronomical, mechanical, physical, physiological, anatomical, theory of light, theory of vision etc. etc. Printed on good paper, clean and fine.

Third edition (appeared 1651 a. 1654). This is edition having the 2 plates which appears here for the first time and not in the earlier editions.
Henricus Regius (in Dutch: Hendrik de Roy) may be recognised today primarily as one of Descartes' correspondents. However, he was also the author of a textbook of natural philosophy, Fundamenta physices (1646), which offered an alternative to Cartesian epistemology and metaphysics. His correspondence with Descartes, and his simultaneous controversy with G. Voetius during the 1640s, reflected Regius' efforts to establish his intellectual independence from scholastic philosophy and Cartesian metaphysics.(Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Willems, 1274. - Poggendorff II, 587 b.

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