6058. Brucker's Historia critica philosophiae

BRUCKER, (JOHANN) JACOB. (2). Historia critica philosophiae a tempore resuscitatarum in occidente literaturum ad nostra tempora. IV:2. Lipsiae (apud Bernh. Christoph. Breitkopf) 1744.
4:o (about 248x195 mm.). (8), (3), 4-939, (29) pp. Title with engraved vignette.
Contemporary vellum, soiled, spine with manuscript title, speckled edges. Bookplate of Don Cameron Allen.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1626.
First edition of Brucker's (1696-1770) magnum opus. To the second edition published in 1766-1767, a supplement (appendix) volume was added (see below). +

BRUCKER, (JOHANN) JACOB. Historiae criticae philosophiae Appendix, accessiones, observationes, illustrationes, atque supplementa exhibens. Operis integri volumen sextum. Lipsiae (impensis Haered. Weidemanni et Reichii) 1767.
4:o (about 235x198 mm.). (8), (3), 4-1032, (28, last blank) pp. Title with engraved vignette.
Bound as previous. 2 volumes.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1654.
In vol. IV:2 pp. 846-906, and in the supplement (appendix), pp. 978-999, of this influential critical history of philosophy, Brucker presents an obscure and confused account of Chinese philosophy, the first extensive account to be published in Europe.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).