First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #046294
Full contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in cloth with the original spine laid back down, 3 volumes bound in 1. Endpapers lightly soiled - very clean generally but with pervasive worming in the gutter occasionally just touching the text in the inner margin. Published 1684, 1690 and 1690. , 327,  pp with frontis, 1 full page plate and 2 double page maps (one showing California as an island); ]14], 224 pp. (lacking the extra engraved title); , 52 pp. (bound without the final ad leaf).
The first English edition of both parts of Burnet's popular and influential work of speculative cosmogony, first published in 1681 and 1689. On viewing the "confusion" of the Alps, Burnet became convinced that, though God created everything, he wasn't directly responsible for the more confounding elements, coming to believe that the water from the flood was from a hollow space in the earth and the flood created mountains and other features. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 046294.