8vo, [xiv], 556pp. Half calf with marbled boards, fore edges and endpapers. Raised bands on spine. Red leather and gilt title label on spine. Blind tooled decoration to spine. Some minor chipping to leather at boards’ edges. Ownership plate stuck to inside front cover. Light foxing to preliminaries. All in all a wonderful binding in very good condition. Rare second edition, “revised and enlarged” from the first, of William Cooke’s Theioties. Renamed ‘Deities’ in this edition. A remarkable, comprehensive work on the existence of a Godhead. Thoroughly argued throughout with references to the universe, chance, matter and the eternal. Rare.
The Deity: An argument on the existence, attributes, and personal distinctions of the Godhead
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