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Miscellaneous discourses concerning the dissolution and changes of the world. : Wherein the primitive chaos and creation, the general deluge, fountains, formed stones, sea-shells found in the earth, subterraneous trees, mountains, earthquakes, vulcanoes, the universal conflagration and future state, are largely discussed and examined. / By John Ray ..

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Ray, John 1627-1705  Search this
Former owner:
Jahn, Melvin E. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[28], 259, [1] p. ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Early works to 1800
Title printed within double-rule border.
Leaf A1 recto is blank; leaf A1 verso carries the imprimatur.
Signatures: A⁸a⁴B-R⁸S⁴.
Leaf S2 is mis-signed as R2; p. 202 is misnumbered as 203, and vice versa.
Publisher's advertisements: p. [22]-[23] (1st group), and p. [1] at end.
Errata: p. [24] (1st group).
Two printings of signature B are known to exist. In one, B is under the word "Catastrophe", in the other, the B is under "catastrophe".
HRC has an example of both printings of signature B. TxU-Hu
Wing (2nd ed.) R397
Keynes, G. Ray, 81
SCNHRB copy 39088010945228 has signature B1 appearing under the word "catastrophe" (the word is printed in all lower-case italics).
SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. Ex libris Melvin Edward Jahn; 2. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased with funds from Dr. William Oliver.
SCNHRB copy has a contemporary full leather binding with raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine label; re-backed.
Bible and geology  Search this
Catastrophes (Geology)  Search this
Creation  Search this
End of the universe  Search this
End of the world  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE25 .R39 1692
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries