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Lot 157: Burnet, Thomas. The Theory of the Earth

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Burnet, Thomas.  The Theory of the Earth
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Description: Burnet, Thomas. THE THEORY OF THE EARTH: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGINAL EARTH…THE TWO FIRST BOOKS CONCERNING THE DELGUE AND CONCERNING PARADISE. London: Norton, 1684. **** [Bound With] **** THE THEORY OF THE EARTH… THE LAST TWO BOOKS, CONCERNING THE BURNING OF THE WORLD AND CONCERNING THE NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH. London: Norton, 1690. **** [Bound With] **** A REVIEW OF THE THEORY OF EARTH AND OF ITS PROOFS... IN REFERENCE TO SCRIPTURE. London: Norton, 1690. Folio, 12" x 7". [20], 327, [1] pp. (including frontis and one full-page plate), + two double-page plates.; [14], 224 pp. (wanting additional engraved title); [2], 52 pp. (wanting final ad leaf.) Bound in period paneled calf, rebacked with original spine laid on, some small scuffs and some wear/loss at extremities. Contents clean overall with the principal flaw being heavy worming to the upper/inner margin throughout (only a few instances of slight loss, refer to photos), else Very Good. ********************************** First English edition of Burnet's "Telluris Theoria Sacra."

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