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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 last books, concerning the burning of the world, and concerning the new heavens and new earth.

  • Burnet, Thomas, 1635?-1715.
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Telluris theoria sacra. Part 2. English
Sacred theory of the earth


London : Printed by R. Norton, for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishop's-Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1690.

Physical description

16 unnumbered pages, 224 pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 33 cm (folio)


Dedication (probably addressed to Mary II) signed: T. Burnet; books 1-2 (part 1; Wing B5952) apparently dedicated to Mary's uncle, Charles II.
Translation of part 2 of Thomas Burnet's Telluris theoria sacra (originally published in 1689).
With additional engraved title page (pi1v): The sacred theory of the earth. Captions in Greek.
The fourth book, "concerning the new heavens and new earth, and concerning the consummation of all things," has separate dated title page on leaf R2r; pagination and register continuous.
Signatures: pi⁴ a⁴ B-2F⁴.
Double-ruled border on title pages; illustrated initials.
Copy 1 Note: Bound with his The two fisrt [sic] books concerning the deluge, and concerning paradise.
Copy 2 Note: Armorial bookplate of the Duke of Leeds. Bound in red goatskin.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references in margins (some in Greek).

References note

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B5954
ESTC R226793


  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

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