RAY, JOHN. 1628-1705.  Three Physico-Theological Discourses, Concerning, I. The Primitive Chaos, and Creation of the World. II. The General Deluge, its Causes and Effects. III. The Dissolution of the World, and Future Conflagration....  London:  William Innys,  1713.

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RAY, JOHN. 1628-1705.
Three Physico-Theological Discourses, Concerning, I. The Primitive Chaos, and Creation of the World. II. The General Deluge, its Causes and Effects. III. The Dissolution of the World, and Future Conflagration.... London: William Innys, 1713.

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RAY, JOHN. 1628-1705.
Three Physico-Theological Discourses, Concerning, I. The Primitive Chaos, and Creation of the World. II. The General Deluge, its Causes and Effects. III. The Dissolution of the World, and Future Conflagration.... London: William Innys, 1713.
8vo (195 x 118 mm). 456 pp. Frontispiece portrait, four engraved plates. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked to style. Foxing throughout.
Provenance: James Hamond (bookplate); I.G. Schorsch (bookplate).

THIRD EDITION of Ray's work on biblical accounts of natural disasters, and archaeological evidence purported to support them. The plates include coins of the ancient Greeks and Romans, fossils, and bone artifacts. This third edition is enlarged from the previous editions with additions from the author's manuscript.


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