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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 first 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.N. [i.e. Roger Norton] for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishop's-Head in S. Paul's Church-Yard, 1697.


The third edition /

Physical description

16 unnumbered pages, 223 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates (2 folded) : illustrations, portrait, maps ; 31 cm (folio)


Dedication signed: Thomas Burnet.

Translation of part 1 of Burnet's Telluris theoria sacra.

Printer's name from Wing CD.

With additional engraved title page (plate): The sacred theory of the earth.

Frontispiece portrait (plate) of the author signed: R: White sculpsit.

Book two with separate dated title page on leaf Q3r; pagination and register continuous.

Signatures: A4 a4 B-2F4.

Double-ruled border on title pages; illustrated initials.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references in margins (some in Greek).


  • English

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