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The rare book is Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Du Contract Social: Ou Principes Du Droit Politique, otherwise known as The Social Contract. It was published in the year 1762. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a philosopher and writer during the Enlightenment and…

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In “The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seuenth”, Bacon writes about the life and eventual fall from power of King Henry VII. It is one of the first analytical biographies written in the English language. Bacon’s career and experience…

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Gassendi was a French philosopher, Catholic priest, physical scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. He was extremely influenced by the work of Galileo and is best known for his writings on Epicureanism and Christianity. This book is a translation…

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. He was famous for his words “I think; therefore I am”, and was dubbed the father of modern philosophy because of his theories on existence. Because of his background in…

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John Locke was an English philosopher who was one of the most influential enlightenment thinkers of the early modern period. Locke was known for his focus on identity and self, and for being a radical/intellectual rebel.

Some Thoughts Concerning…

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Francis Bacon was critical in the development of the scientific method, and thus, being a philosophical and scientific giant. Interestingly, he also expressed his religious views quite clear in his works, which are clearly reflective of Christian…

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This book is extremely interesting because it is the first textbook of modern physics and covers fundamental theories that are still used today. For example, Galileo discusses the physics behind projectiles and pendulums which are still studied all…

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The pamphlet is a dialogue upon the duties of the King and how the public should accept his rule as the divine right given to him by God. It is extremely pro-monarchy and, through religious terms, it helps kings justify all their actions as simply…

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This book, for the most part, a rewriting of the earlier work "The Institution of a Christian Man" (1537), or "The Bishops' Book". The preface only is thought to be by the King.

[The book plates show that this text was once owned by Sir John Hynde…

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Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher who is best known for his study and work on topics of politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law and the enforcement of the legal code by authority, also known as political philosophy. He is mostly…
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