Le platonisme devoilé. Ou essai touchant le verbe platonicien. Divisé en deux parties.
[ Souverain, Matthieu ].

Cologne: Chez Pierre Marteau, 1700. First edition. Some wear to upper cover, front joint neatly repaired, spine lettering a bit flaked. A very good copy. From the Macclesfield Library, with their bookplate, and the notation that this was a gift from the publisher ("Ex dono Editoris"). Contemporary calf, gilt spine. Twelvemo. [4], 395 pp. (Item ID: 15501)


Matthieu Souverain (d. ca. 1699) was a Huguenot who settle in England, and a notorious Socinian. Here, he discusses the doctrine of the Logos in St. John's Gospel. This work attracted considerable attention, and was certainly read by Locke. An English translation appeared in 1700, and a German one in 1782. There is also a modern edition, published by Fayard of Paris, in 2004.

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