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The theory of the earth : containing an account of the original of the earth, and of all the general changes which it hath already undergone, or is to undergo till the consummation of all things. The two fisrt [sic] books, concerning the deluge, and concerning paradise.

  • Burnet, Thomas, 1635?-1715.
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Also known as

Telluris theoria sacra. Part 1. English
Sacred theory of the earth


London : Printed by R. Norton, for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishops-Head in S. Paul's Church-Yard, 1691.

Physical description

20 unnumbered pages, 327 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 33 cm (folio)


The second edition.


Dedication signed: Thomas Burnet.
Translation of part 1 of Burnet's Telluris theoria sacra.
With additional engraved title page (pi1v): The sacred theory of the earth.
Book two with separate dated title page on leaf Z2r; pagination and register continuous.
Signatures: pi⁴ a⁶ B-2T⁴.
Copy 1 Note: Armorial bookplates of Sir Roger Twisden, Bart. and Wm. Fred. D'Arley.

References note

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B5952
ESTC R21665



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