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On the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts.

Kirby, William.

Published by Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1836
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First U.S. edition: No. 7 from the influential "Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Creation" series, commissioned by the Earl of Bridgewater to defend Paley's theist arguments. This entry in the series was written by the Rev. Kirby, known as the "father of entomology," and naturally has much to offer on the subject of insects ? but also on fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals. The volume is illustrated with => 20 copper-engraved plates by prominent Philadelphia engraver and publisher Joseph Yeager, including one dainty bird and a number of interesting sea creatures. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.8"). lxxii, 519, [1], [4 (adv.)] pp.; 20 plts. American Imprints 38398; NSTC 2K6659. Period-style quarter light grey cloth and light blue paper?covered sides, spine with printed paper label. All edges sprinkled. One leaf creased. Offsetting from plates, among which the last is misnumbered; otherwise, clean. Bookseller Inventory # 30332

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Title: On the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as...

Publisher: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1836

Edition: 1st Edition

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