Compendiaria Metaphysicae Institutio quam in usum auditorum philosophiae elucubratus est P. Mako e S.X.

Vienna: Joannes Thomas Trattner, 1761. First edition. Some wear near top edge, lightly foxed throughout. Page of contemporary commentary on one passage in manuscript pasted inside back cover. Very good. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt spine, edges stained red. Octavo. [20], 397, [3] pp. Folding plate at end. Item #11156

Mako (1753-1793), a Hungarian scholar, joined the Jesuit Order in 1741, and then became professor of mathematics, physics and philosophy at the Theiresian Academy, where he remained until 1773. He then became president of the faculty of philosophy at the University of Budapest. He wrote wrote some twenty-four books in mathematics, logic, psychology, and other disciplines, mostly intended for the use of students. The present work has large sections on ontology, psychology, cosmology, and natural theology.

OCLC and RLIN list only one edition of this work, dated 1769, and that reported only by the University of California at Berkeley. De Backer/Sommervogel lists this first edition, and notes at least three other editions. de Backer/Sommervogel V, 389, 3.

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