The Principia or the First Principles of Natural Things to Which are Added The Minor Principia and Summary of the Principia (2 Volumes)
22cm x 15cm. cv, 545, xxi, 669 pages, 2 volumes, 1 folding plate, black and white illustrations in the text. Brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration.
Translated from the Latin by James R. Rendell and Isaiah Tansley. With an Introduction by Isiah Tansley and a Foreword by Professor Sir William F. Barrett. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772) was a Swedish mystic, theologian, philosopher, and scientist. After a successful career as a scientist and inventor, at the age of 53 he had a revelation that Jesus had chosen him to write ‘The Heavenly Doctrine’ to reform Christianity. He published 18 theological works before his death which he predicted. His writings have been very influential around the world, with The New Church or Swedenborgism being founded in 1787. It is still present around Australia.
Minor wear to cloth. Very minor worming to front pastedown and first few pages of v.1. Minor foxing and tanning to edges, endpapers, and first and last few pages. Previous owners’ name and embossed stamp. Very Good Condition.
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