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Fossils.- Woodward (John) An Essay Toward a Natural History of the Earth: and Terrestrial Bodies, especially Minerals, first edition initial imprimatur f., 2pp. advertisements at end, a good, clean copy, contemporary panelled calf, spine ends chipped, rubbed, [Wing W3510], 8vo, for Ric. Wilkin, 1695.

⁂ Scarce. Woodward believed that the Earth had originally been submerged under a universal deluge suspending stones, minerals and animals, which then subsided into a stratigraphic succession dependent on the gravity of the individual components. His work, despite its flaws, helped to create a wider interest in fossils and earth sciences.

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Fossils.- Woodward (John) An Essay Toward a Natural

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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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United Kingdom
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