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Lot 1270: William Paley THE PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 1806 Antique American Theology & Government Christian Apologetics Watchmaker Divorce & Marriage
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
Author: William Paley - William Paley (July 1743 – 25 May 1805) was an English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work "Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity," which made use of the watchmaker analogy. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for John West
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 492 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Paley first published his lectures in 1785 ranging from slavery, divorce, governments, propery, promises, virtue and the existence of God.
Condition / Notes: This is the fifth American edition of this book on ethics. The antique full-leather volume has partially-separated boards. The spine shows stamped gilt lettering/ruling and moderate chipping. There is moderate exterior rubbing and scuffing. The pages show moderate to heavy age toning and scattered moisture marking.
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