Physico-Theology: Or, A Demonstration Of The Being and Attributes of God, From His Works of Creation. Being the Substance of Sixteen Sermons Preached in St. Mary-le-Bow Church, London, At the Honourable Mr. Boyle's Lectures, in the Years 1711, and 1712; Wherein The Use of Natural Means, Or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the material World, is demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of various Kinds, and the Testimony of Antiquity. William Derham.

Physico-Theology: Or, A Demonstration Of The Being and Attributes of God, From His Works of Creation. Being the Substance of Sixteen Sermons Preached in St. Mary-le-Bow Church, London, At the Honourable Mr. Boyle's Lectures, in the Years 1711, and 1712; Wherein The Use of Natural Means, Or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the material World, is demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of various Kinds, and the Testimony of Antiquity

London: W. Innys and R. Manby, 1737. Ninth edition. leather_bound. 444 pages, Index (10). 20 x 13 cm. Fold-out plate following text, plus two page publisher adverts. First published 1713, this work and "Astro-Theology, 1714, were teleological arguments for the being and attributes of God, and were used by Paley a century later. Derham, who was keenly interested in natural history, contributed a variety of papers to the "Transactions of the Royal Society", and his measurement of the velocity of sound was the best that had been achieved; Newton accepted and used it in his "Principia." Clean copy, bookplate, most of spine label eroded. Contemporary full brown calf with border panel and a panelled rectangular design motif in blind. Very good. Item #18204

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