On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man,
Principally with Reference to the supply of His Wants, and the Exercise of His Intellectual Faculties.London: William Pickering, 1833 Stock Code: 140248
First edition of this work by the physician John Kidd (17751851), who in his writings and lectures promoted natural sciences viewed through a religious lens. "Responding to the perceived threat of transmutationist theories Kidd's On the Adaptation sought to demonstrate the natural superiority of man to all other animals. He did not, however, provide a Paleyite, rational argument. 'Professing to address those only who believe in revealed as well as natural religion' (Kidd, On the Adaptation of External Nature, x), he preached to the converted" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed label to spine.
8 pp. publisher's catalogue at front.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine sunned, label toned and chipped, boards slightly scuffed and bumped. An excellent copy.
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