DESCARTES, René (1596-1650) - Musicae Compendium. Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson Junior, 1656. Second edition of thi important work by Descartes on music. Written in 1618 it was never published until the first edition in 1650, shortly after Descartes' death. 4to (215 x 165mm). Small woodcut device on title, woodcut initials and several woodcut musical diagrams (without final blank, small repair at upper corner of title, light browning). Half red morocco by Stroobants. Provenance: "13." (ink note on title). Guibert 184. The lot is accompanied by an export license.