BAYLE, PIERRE, 1647-1706.
An Historical and Critical Dictionary. London: for C. Harper et al, 1710.
4 volumes. Folio (361 x 215 mm). , xciv, 800; , 801-1550; , 1551-2434; , 2439-3108,  pp. Engraved vignette to titles, engraved headpiece. Period paneled calf, rebacked, original red morocco gilt-lettered spine labels. Endpapers and flyleaves darkened, internally clean, binding with corners rubbed, a few stray spots
Provenance: Thomas, Earl of Hadinton (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. "For over half a century, until the publication of the Encyclopedie, Bayle's Dictionaire dominated enlightened thinking in every part of Europe" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 155b (French edition).