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A New Theory of the Earth, From its Original, to the Consummation of All Things, Where the Creation of the World in Six Days, the Universal Deluge, And the General Conflagration, As laid down in the Holy Scriptures, Are Shewn to be perfectly agreeable to Reason and Philosophy
R. Roberts for Benj. Tooke, London 1696 - 483 pp., 8vo (20x12.5cm). engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates (one folding), thin traces of worming in lower margin of approximately 50 pages, very light dampstaining to margins of 4 plates, contemporary calf, later morocco spine label, rubbed, hinges cracked. ---- Wing W1696 - FIRST EDITION. A New Theory of the Earth was a book written by William Whiston, in which he presented a description of the divine creation of the Earth and a posited global flood. He also postulated that the earth originated from the atmosphere of a comet and that all major changes in earth's history could be attributed to the action of comets. It was published in 1696 and was well-received by intellectuals of the day such as Isaac Newton and John Locke. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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