Claude Clerselier

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Claude Clerselier (1614, Paris – 1684, Paris) was a French editor and translator.

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Clerselier edited and translated several works by René Descartes, especially his letters (Paris, 1657, 1659 et 1667), L'Homme, et un Traité de la formation du fœtus du mesme auteur avec les remarques de Louys de La Forge, 1664, L' Monde, 1667 et de ses Principes, 1681.

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