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HALE, Matthew.

The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature.

printed by William Godbid, for William Shrowsbery, London , 1677 Stock Code: 100334
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Notes

First edition. The great jurist "argues for the creation of the human race by an intelligent agent; its arguments touch on numerous topics, including the impossibility of an infinite succession, the character of time and space, the demographic tendencies of modern England and of ancient Israel, and the unlikelihood of spontaneous generation in anything more complex than a mouse" (ODNB). Anticipating Malthus, Hale seems to be the first to use the expression "geometrical proportion" for the growth of population. Garrison & Morton put this title at the head of their list of books on evolution.

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Description

Folio (308 x 187 mm). Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked to style with red morocco label.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece portrait of Hale by F. H. Van Hove.

Condition

A very good copy, clean and well-margined.

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