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SPINOZA, Baruch (1632-1677). Opera posthuma [Compendium grammatices linguae hebraeae]. [Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz,] 1677. 2 parts in one volume 4° (204 x 158mm). A few woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. (Lacks, as often, the engraved frontispiece portrait, occasional light spotting and soiling.) Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly bowed and stained).
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SPINOZA, Baruch (1632-1677). Opera posthuma [Compendium grammatices linguae hebraeae]. [Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz,] 1677. 2 parts in one volume 4° (204 x 158mm). A few woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. (Lacks, as often, the engraved frontispiece portrait, occasional light spotting and soiling.) Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly bowed and stained).

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SPINOZA, Baruch (1632-1677). Opera posthuma [Compendium grammatices linguae hebraeae]. [Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz,] 1677. 2 parts in one volume 4° (204 x 158mm). A few woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. (Lacks, as often, the engraved frontispiece portrait, occasional light spotting and soiling.) Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, manuscript title on spine (lightly bowed and stained).

FIRST EDITION of Spinoza's Opera posthuma which 'have served, then and since, with the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, to immortalize his name' (PMM 153). The first and 'principal work in the Opera posthuma is Spinoza's Ethics, in which Spinoza bridged the Cartesian duality of body and spirit by maintaining that the universe, including God, constitutes a unified, infinite and all-inclusive 'Substance', of which corporeality and spirituality were merely attributes -- a unity expressed in the controversial phrase 'Deus sive Natura' (God or Nature). Ethics is thus considered the first systematic exposition of pantheism, the philosophy in which God is identified with the entire universe' (Norman). Norman 1988; Caillet 10309; Van der Linde 22.
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