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Miscellaneous discourses concerning the dissolution and changes of the world
London Samuel Smith 1692 Ray, John (1627-1705). Miscellaneous discourses concerning the dissolution and changes of the world. . . . 8vo. [28, including imprimatur leaf], 259, [1, publisher's adverts.]pp. London: Printed for Samuel Smith, 1692. 173 x 108 mm. Modern calf spine with gilt-lettered label, boards. Very good copy.First Edition. "In his discussion of the Noachian Deluge, Ray revealed his considerable knowledge of paleontology and geology. In the much-debated issue of 'formed stones' (fossils), he supported the view that they were organic remains resulting from divine intervention at the Flood" (Norman Library 1795). Keynes, John Ray, 81. Wing R-397.
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