1969. Item #82063
MERSENNE, Marin. LA VERITE DES SCIENCES CONTRE LES SCEPTIQUES OU PYRRHONIENS. FAKSIMILE-NEUDRUCK DER AUSGABE PARIS 1625. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Friedrich Frommann/Gunther Holzboog, 1969.  pp. + 1008 pp. 8vo., red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Fine. Text in French, facsimile of the Paris edition of 1625. The Minim friar Mersenne (1588-1648) was a mathemetician and music theorist, as well as Descartes' agent in Paris; he is perhaps best known in association with Mersenne primes and for his masterwork, Traite de l'harmonie universelle (1627). La Verite des Sciences marks his crossover from theological and philosophical writings.