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The sacred 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 ...

Burnet, Thomas, Sir, 1632?-1715?

About this work


London : Printed for John Hooke ..., 1719.


The fourth edition. To which is added /

Physical description

4 parts in 2 volumes : folded frontispiece, illustrations, plates (some fldg.) ; (8vo)


The dedicatory epistle signed: Thomas Burnet

First published 1681-89 in Latin under the title: Telluris theoria sacra


v. 1. Addison's Ode. Books 1 and 2, Concerning the deluge, and Concerning paradise.--v. 2. Books 3 and 4, Concerning the burning of the world, and Concerning the new heavens and new earth. A review of The sacred theory of the earth, and of its proofs. An answer to the exceptions made by Mr. Erasmus Warren, against The sacred theory of the earth; 2d ed. A short consideration of Mr. Erasmus Warren's Defence of his exceptions against the theory of the earth. A relation of the proceedings at Charter-House, upon occasion of King James the IId his presenting a Papist to be admitted into that hospital; 2d ed.



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