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The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot, Late Lieutenant-General in the French Army, in Two Volumes

By: de Marbot, Marcellin; Butler, Arthur John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 2284889

Condition: Very Good


First edition (not to be confused with early reissues, some of which were abridged). Publisher's presentation copy, with their blind stamp on each title page. Frontispieces a bit foxed, owner bookplate of Harry Sutherland on front endpaper of each volume. 1892 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 452, 24; 472 pp. 8vo. Includes three fold-out maps, portraits and maps in text. Translated from the French by Arthur John Butler. A biography of the French lieutenant-general who fought with Napoleon at Waterloo. View more info

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Ethan Allen and the Green-Mountain Heroes of '76., with a Sketch of the Early History of Vermont.

By: De Puy, Henry W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Phinney & Co.: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283789

Condition: Very Good


First edition (Sabin 19651; Howes D-265). Map, frontispiece, and view of Ticonderoga all included. Front matter foxed, a few other pages faintly foxed, corners a bit rubbed. 1853 Hard Cover. xvii, [18]-428 pp. 8vo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles and decorations on spine. Ethan Allen was a co-founder of the state of Vermont, the leader of the Green Mountain Boys militia organization, and an American Revolutionary War hero best known for capturing Fort Ticonderoga from Benedict Arnold. This biography includes an account of his life, an early history of Vermont, an engraved frontispiece o... View more info

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Ethan Allen and the Green-Mountain Heroes of '76., with a Sketch of the Early History of Vermont.

By: De Puy, Henry W.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Phinney & Co.: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293113

Condition: Good


First edition (Sabin 19651, Howes D-265). Boards rubbed and a bit soiled, corners exposed, moderately foxed throughout, rear free endpaper and flyleaf removed. 1853 Hard Cover. xvii, [18]-428 pp. 8vo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles and decorations on spine. Ethan Allen was a co-founder of the state of Vermont, the leader of the Green Mountain Boys militia organization, and an American Revolutionary War hero best known for capturing Fort Ticonderoga from Benedict Arnold. This biography includes an account of his life, an early history of Vermont, an engraved frontispiece of Kinney's sta... View more info

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Klosterheim; or, The Masque.

By: De Quincey, Thomas; Mackenzie, Shelton (Preface)

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Whittemore, Niles, and Hall: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1980700

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine & edges faded, front board stained, boards rubbed, pages heavily toned, ink name on title page. 1855 Hard Cover. xxiv, 258 pp. 8vo. Original purple blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. A novel by the author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, the famous autobiographical account of laudanum addiction. View more info

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Voyage de Deux Artistes en Italie

By: De Spinola, M.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chez Barbou, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199178

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Nicely rebound in beige cloth with gilt titles and new endpapers. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1838 Hard Cover. 283 pp. 12mo. French text. Engraved frontispiece, one engraved plate in text. A 19th century Italian travelogue which includes descriptions of Milan, Turin, Alexandrie, Monza, Pavie, Asti, Genes, Pise, Livourne, Sienne, Florence, Modene, Reggio, Ferrare, Mantone, Peschiera, Verone, Venise, Ancone, Laurette, Rome, and Naples. View more info

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Histoire Universelle de Jacque-Auguste de Thou, Depuis 1543. jusqu'en 1607. Traduite sur l'Edition Latine de Londres [in Sixteen Volumes]

By: De Thou, Jacque-Auguste [Jacques]; [le Beau, Charles; Le Mascrier; Abbe Des Fontaines]

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1734

Seller ID: 2295697

Condition: Very Good


Boards rubbed with some loss/drying of leather, corners exposed. 1734 Full-Leather. Complete in sixteen volumes. Full calf, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and tooled compartments. The life's work of the French historian and book collector who lived from the mid-16th to early 17th century. Originally published in Latin under the title Historia sui temporis, in 138 books, three years after the author's death. The work, despite controversy over some of its depictions of religious matters, quickly became regarded as a scholarly classic, characterized by exhaustive research and reference to the ... View more info

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How He Made His Fortune (Prize Series, 1889)

By: De Witt, Julia A.W.

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society: 1889

Seller ID: 2303167

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate on front endpaper (Julia Bryant Toohy, daughter of author William Cullen Bryant), faint stain to top and bottom marginal edges, rear board lightly soiled. 1889 Hard Cover. 317 pp. 8vo. A story relating to the Molly Maguires, with a good amount of dialect within the dialogue. The Molly Maguires were an Irish 19th-century secret society active in Ireland, Liverpool and parts of the Eastern United States, best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania. After a series of often violent conflicts, twenty suspected members of the Mol... View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1866.

By: Dean, Henry W.; Steel, James E.; Squibb, Edward R.; Boulware, J.R.; McKay, Lawrence; Williams, Peter O.; Rogers, Stephen; Noyes, Henry D.; March, Alden; Gray, John P.; Taylor, Isaac E.; Peaslee, E.R.; Parker, Edward H.; Buck, Gurdon; Gilfillan, William;

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Benthuysen & Sons' Steam Printing House.: 1867

Seller ID: 2275128

Condition: Very Good


Lightly foxed throughout, edges a bit rubbed. 1867 Hard Cover. v, [3], 420 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, with discussions of: embalming; materia medica; carbonaceous lungs; wound of heart; gingival margin as a diagnostic sign; obstetrical statistics; report of a case of gunshot wound of the liver; fibrinous bronchial casts; ophthalmic surgery; biliary calculus; general paresis, or incomplete progressive paralysis; recto-vaginal and recto-labial fistula; retroflexion of the unimpregnated uterus; ether; reparative autoplastic operation; excision; acute enteritis; ch... View more info

Image for The History of the Devil; Containing His Original; A State of His Circumstances; His Conduct, Public and Private; The Various Turns of His Affairs from Adam Down to This Present Time; The Various Methods He Takes to Converse with Mankind; with the Manner of His Making Witches, Wizards, and Conjurers; and How They Sell Their Souls to Him, Etc. Etc.; the Whole Interspersed with Many of the Devil's Adventures. to which is added A Description of the Devil's Dwelling, Called Hell.

The History of the Devil; Containing His Original; A State of His Circumstances; His Conduct, Public and Private; The Various Turns of His Affairs from Adam Down to This Present Time; The Various Methods He Takes to Converse with Mankind; with the Manner of His Making Witches, Wizards, and Conjurers; and How They Sell Their Souls to Him, Etc. Etc.; the Whole Interspersed with Many of the Devil's Adventures. to which is added A Description of the Devil's Dwelling, Called Hell.

By: Defoe, [Daniel]

Price: $350.00  $280.00

Publisher: C.D. Strong: 1851

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2280586

Condition: Good


Sixth edition. Spine toned, boards soiled and rubbed, endpapers and a couple text pages foxed, minor loss from frontispiece tissue guard, pencil name on front endpaper (Charles Brigand?). 1851 Hard Cover. vii, [2], 10-296 pp. 12mo. Includes engraved frontispiece entitled The Devil at Home. A Presbyterian view of the Devil, whom Defoe believed was a participant in world history. Originally published in 1726 as The Political History of the Devil. Defoe criticizes Milton's Paradise Lost for mistakes concerning Satan's nature and his fall from Heaven. View more info

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A Manual of Physical Diagnosis

By: Delafield, Francis; Stillman, Charles F.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: William Wood: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203739

Condition: Good


First edition. Both illustrations included. Front hinge weakening, pencil name and ink owner stamp on front endpapers, ink owner stamp on preface page. 1878 Large Hardcover. 30 pp. A medical guide which, according to the preface, is intended for the use of those who have to teach and to learn the art of physical diagnosis... The drawings have been prepared by Dr. Stillman, and are original... The object of the entire work is to furnish a sort of skeleton, to which each one may add the facts furnished by his own observation. Includes two anatomical charts: one with several color overlays depict... View more info

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Lincoln Recevant les Indiens Comanches [Lincoln Receives the Comanche Indians]

By: Delanney, Ferd.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ch. Chardon: 1863

Seller ID: 2205080

Condition: Very Good


Matted for framing, taped to board at corners. Appears trimmed at lower edge. Image is free of stains, tears, and foxing, and the paper has not toned. 1863 Single Sheet. A hand-colored lithograph by Ferd. Delanney, measuring 6 5/8 x 4 3/4, on a 10 5/16 x 6 3/4 sheet (possibly trimmed). Printed in 1863 in Paris, it depicts President Lincoln in the East Room of the White House, receiving several Comanche chieftains. The Native Americans are highlighted with bold, bright colored clothing; comparatively, Lincoln and his attendants appear drab and colorless, so it is clear the Comanches were intend... View more info

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Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

By: Demosthenes; Holmes, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Allyn, Publisher: 1872

Seller ID: 2199449

Condition: Good


Free endpapers removed, pencil notes in text. 1872 Hard Cover. xxviii, 195 pp. Greek text with English notes. The most famous judicial oration by the ancient Greek statesmen and orator, originally delivered in 330 B.C. View more info

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Rothmell

By: Denison, Mary Andrews

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Lee & Shepard: 1878

Seller ID: 2292199

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1878 Hard Cover. 371, [1] pp. 8vo. By the author of 'That Husband of Mine'. Mary Andrews Denison's first publications were short sketches printed in the Boston Olive Branch where her husband, a Baptist minister and active abolitionist, was assistant editor. In 1847 Denison published her first novel, Edna Etheril, the Boston Seamstress. This potboiler began her prolific career as author of pulp fiction and dime novels. Denison published over 80 novels during her lifetime. Many of them do not deserve close scrutiny; they can be divided into a few groupings. Denison exploit... View more info

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A Month in Russia during the Marriage of the Czarevitch.

By: Dicey, Edward

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285903

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine a bit faded, corners lightly rubbed. Binding tight, interior clean and bright. 1867 Half-Leather. viii, 248 pp. 8vo. Maroon leather spine and corners over coral cloth boards, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, gilt designs in spine compartments. A firsthand account of the marriage of Emperor Alexander III to Grand Duchess Maria Federovna (a Danish princess, and sister of Queen Alexandra of Great Britain). Mounted photographs of both on frontis and title page. Edward Dicey was a traveling journalist whose work appeared in Macmillan's Magazine, Spectator, Dai... View more info

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; Barnaby Rudge; Sketches by Boz (The Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition, Volume 1)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2200083

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss from spine head, front hinge just starting. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 326; 257; 194, 12 pp. 8vo. Includes three complete novels: The Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge & Sketches by Boz. Vol. 1 of a 6-volume set. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialised ... View more info

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Our Mutual Friend; Little Dorrit; Reprinted Pieces (The Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition, Volume 4)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.: 1868

Seller ID: 2200084

Condition: Good


Bottom corner lightly stained. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340; 343; 112, 6 pp. 8vo. Volume 4 of a 6-volume set. Includes: Our Mutual Friend; Little Dorrit; Reprinted Pieces. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. Many of his novels, with their recurrent concern for social reform, first appeared in magazines in serialised form, a popular format at the time. Unlike othe... View more info

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Little Dorrit

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Bradbury & Evans: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271960

Condition: Fair


First edition (three-line errata on p. xiv, William for Frederick on p. 317). Sold as is, an ideal copy for restoration to your specifications. Text block separated from cover, most of spine label lost, boards rubbed. Pencil name on front flyleaf. 1857 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 625, [3] pp. 8vo. Half-leather, marbled boards. Illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). Amy Dorrit’s father is not very good with money. She was born in the Marshalsea debtors’ prison and has lived there with her family for all of her twenty-two years, only leaving during the ... View more info

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Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1888; Also the Report of the General Agent and Secretary Statistics, and The Report of the Committee on Lunacy. (Official Document, No. 12.)

By: Dickinson, Mahlon H.; Biddle, Cadwalader

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Office of Eastern Executive Committee: 1888

Seller ID: 2159936

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, rear hinge beginning to loosen, ink initials and pencil gift note on front endpaper ('M.F. Kooser, Presented by The Hon. J.L. Pugh'). 1888 Hard Cover. cxlv, 226 pp. 8vo. An early source of statistical information related to jails and penitentiaries, insane asylums, miners' hospitals, immigration, almshouses, and other institutions related to rehabilitation or special needs (e.g., The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind). View more info

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Gilbert's Treasure

By: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 2290966

Condition: Good


Figure on front board missing face, boards a bit rubbed, front and end matter lightly foxed, ink gift note and later pencil gift note on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1880 Small Hard Cover. 96 pp. 16mo. 6 x 4. Numerous illustrations. The story of an idle, lazy boy named Gilbert and his adventures and lessons. View more info

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St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Volume III, November 1875, to November, 1876. (Nos. 1-12) [Two Louisa May Alcott First Appearances]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes; Alcott, Louisa May; Jewett, Sarah Orne; et al

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Scribner & Co.: 1876

Seller ID: 2195570

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed. 1876 Hard Cover. viii, 808 pp. This volume, despite stating it includes November 1875 - November 1876 on the title page, includes the November 1875 issue through the October 1876 issue (all issues 1-12 present, so this is clearly just an issue of semantics). Leather spine & corners, gilt titles & rules, marbled boards. Stories, poetry, and illustrations by various contributors, including: Amy Lovell; Frank R. Stockton; J.T. Trowbridge; Sarah Orne Jewett; Susan Coolidge; Rebecca Harding Davis; Louisa May Alcott (first appearances of Helping Along and Marjorie's Birthday Gifts]; B... View more info

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The Annual Register, or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1781

By: Dodsley, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall / T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Fleet-Street: 1800

Seller ID: 2200981

Condition: Fair


Formerly the property of Lenox Library (bookplate dated Feb. 1874 on front paste-down). Most of spine leather lost, title remains. Boards rubbed, page ridges lightly foxed, text unmarked and binding remains sound. 1800 Hard Cover. 339; 207. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. 8vo. Original quarter-leather, marbled boards. Paginated in two separate sections, chapters include History of Europe; Chronicle; State Papers; Characters; Natural History; Useful Projects; Antiquities; Miscellaneous Essays; Poetry; Account of Books for 1781. Topics discussed include Indians of Porto de la Trinidad; John Law and the 1717 Miss... View more info

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The Mormon Prophet

By: Dougall, Lily

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283765

Condition: Good


First edition. Hinges repaired, stain along rear joint, first few pages lightly smudged. 1899 Hard Cover. x, 427, [13] pp. 8vo. A critical assessment of Mormonism by a Canadian evangelical Presbyterian and feminist. View more info

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From Hand to Mouth.

By: Douglas, Amanda M. [Minnie]

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers.: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2155405

Condition: Very Good


Front free endpaper removed. 1877 Hard Cover. 332, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the American author of novels for adult and juvenile readers. View more info

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)

By: Doyle, A. [Arthur] Conan

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2151656

Condition: Good


Second state, with p. 65 typo corrected. A bit musty, tears along spine, spine toned, base lightly stained, hinges loosening. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307, [4] pp. 8vo. Includes twelve adventures featuring the inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes. Frontispiece, 15 plates in text. Comprising: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. View more info

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The Parasite

By: Doyle, A. [Arthur] Conan

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1894

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2173931

Condition: Near Fine


1895 printing. A few minor spots to two board corners. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 143, [8] pp. 8vo. A novella with occult themes by the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Includes illustrations by Howard Pyle. View more info

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Songs of Action: First Edition

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201032

Condition: Good


First edition. Light stain along front edge and rear inside edge. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 136 pp. Original blue cloth, gold banner on front cover, gilt titles. A collection of story poems by the author of the popular Sherlock Holmes detective series. CONTENTS: The Song of the Bow; Cremona; The Storming Party; The Frontier Line; Corporal Dick's Promotion; A Forgotten Tale; Pennarby Mine; A Rover Chanty; A Ballad of the Ranks; A Lay of the Links; The Dying Whip; Master; H.M.S. 'Foudroyant'; The Farnshire Cup; The Groom's Story; With the Chiddingfolds;... View more info

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The Country of the Dwarfs

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Seller ID: 2296313

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, boards rubbed, corners exposed, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1876 Hard Cover. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Numerous engravings. An account of the author's travels in Africa, by which he encountered the peoples we now refer to as pygmies. Du Chaillu became famous as the first European to confirm their existence, and also that of African gorillas. View more info

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Maniere de Fortifier Selon La Methode de Monsieur de Vauban avec un Traite preliminaire des Principes de Geometrie

By: Du Fay, L'Abbe; [Vauban, Sebastien Le Prestre]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard: 1729

Seller ID: 1659688

Condition: Good


French text. Loss to spine ends, lightly foxed, a few marginal ink notations in French, owner's title label on spine. 1729 Hard Cover. [8], 198, [10] index. Nouvelle et Derniere Edition. Buff paper boards, sewn binding. A treatise on geometry followed by a distillation of Vauban's theories regarding military architecture. Vauban was the most respected mind of his time in this field, and his innovations led to significant changes in fortified structures. This work contains numerous illustrations indicating the benefits of particular geometric configurations in terms of strength and strategic va... View more info

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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons; Illustrating the Perfections of God in the Phenomena of the Year. Spring.

By: Duncan, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Robert Carter: 1846

Seller ID: 2129896

Condition: Good


Minor wear to corners, moderately foxed throughout, lending library bookplate on front endpaper. 1846 Hard Cover. vii, 391, [12] pp. 8vo. An examination of the natural world as evidence of the greatness of God; i.e., natural religion. Part of a four volume work, each volume treating a separate season. Includes sections on: cosmical arrangements; reproduction of vegetables; reproduction of animals; instincts connected with the reproduction of animals; agriculture; anniversary of the death and resurrection of Christ; retrospective view of the argument. View more info