Cumberland, Richard, 1631-1718
A Treatise of the Laws of Nature. Made English From the Latin By John Maxwell. to Which is Prefix'D, an Introduction Concerning the Mistaken Notions Which the Heathens Had of the Deity, and the Defects in Their Morality, Whence the Usefulness of...
Printed By R. Phillips; and Sold By J. Knapton, J. Senex, F. Fayram, J, 1727. Very Good with no dust jacket 5; , clxviii, , 377, , 167, , xxviii pages; A Treatise of the Laws of Nature. Made English from the Latin by John Maxwell. To Which is Prefix'd, An Introduction Concerning the Mistaken Notions Which the Heathens Had of the Deity, And the Defects in Their Morality, Whence the Usefulness of Revelation May Appear. At the End is Subjoin'd, An appendix, Containing Two Discourses, 1. Concerning the Immateriality of Thinking Substance. 2. Concerning the Obligation, Promulgation, And Observance, of the Law of Nature, By the Translator. With a list of subscribers. An importamt work in which Cumberland attempts to merge science and ethics/Religion into a mutually supportive structure. ESTCT97625 Titlepage in red and black. Each section has its own titlepage. A more rarely seen variant has the date of publication omitted from the imprint and this is that variant. This is nicely bound in modern red cloth, repaired tear to title page [see graphic], two fold-out copperplates with moderate edge wear but no paper loss, generally quite light occasional foxing. Head-pieces, tail-pieces and elaborated intials. Withal a nice copy. Graphics of book exterior and copper engraved armorial headpiece dedication page also available.