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A vindication of divine Providence; derived from a philosophic and moral survey, of nature and of man. first American edition.

Saint-Pierre, Jacques Henri Bernardin de.

Published by J. Nancrede (pr. by Thomas, Son & Thomas), Worcester, 1797
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First American edition of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's ?tudes de la nature, here in an English translation done by Henry Hunter; this defense of God's existence makes use of natural history to affirm divine authorship of the universe. Printed by Thomas, Son & Thomas (the famed Massachusetts printer Isaiah Thomas, in conjunction with his son Isaiah Thomas, Jr.), the present volume has an engraved frontispiece done by Samuel Hill, depicting Philocles in Samos. This is the separate issue of vol. I, which was issued without the map and has "The End" at the bottom of p. 331?the two-volume issue has "End of first volume" instead. This copy includes a pencilled marginal comment, commanding, "Read this if thou canst be an atheist ? or a fool." 8vo in 4s (20.2 cm, 7.9"). Frontis., 331, [1 (blank)] pp., lacks the fold. map. ESTC W36508; Bristol B10094; not in Evans. Contemporary treed sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and double gilt rules; binding with small scrapes and rubbed patches, upper board edge darkened, and leather starting to crack over the spine and joints. Without the folding map found in the two-volume edition. First and last few leaves foxed. Bookseller Inventory # 14329

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Title: A vindication of divine Providence; derived ...

Publisher: J. Nancrede (pr. by Thomas, Son & Thomas), Worcester

Publication Date: 1797

Edition: 1st Edition

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