Of the scale of creatures, [ca. 1680].

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Petty, William, Sir, 1623-1687. Of the scale of creatures, [ca. 1680].

Of the scale of creatures, [ca. 1680].

Manuscript, in a single italic hand, of a copy of Petty's treatise on the hierarchies of beings created by God. The work addresses the proportion between God and man; how God communicates with man; in what way man is chief of all the animals; the infirmities and imperfections of man; and the divisions and gradations of the lesser cale of animals, with man at the top and the smallest worms at the bottom. The manuscript is accompanied by two letters: a letter from Nehemiah Grew to Sir Robert Southwell, discussing this work and Southwell's work of the same title, and referring to Grew's own observations on the subject and a parallel work by Sir Matthew Hale; and a letter from Southwell to Grew, dated 1701, on the same subject.

1 v. (24 p.) ; 31 x 19 cm.

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