Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine

NIEUWENTYT, B. Het regt gebruik der werelt beschouwingen, ter overtuiginge van ongodisten en ongelovigen aangetoont. 7e dr. Amst., A. Douci, 1759. (14), 916, (18) pp. W. engr. ti., ti-vign., engr. portr. of the author & 28 fold. engr. plates. 4°. Cont. hcf. (Spine rep./reinforced, tear in 1 plate, sl. browned/foxed).

First substantial Dutch contribution to a new genre in the age of enlightenment: physico-theology. Explicitly intended as a rebuttal of atheism (=Spinozism), Nieuwentyt demonstrated the order, harmony and providence in nature which proved to him the existence of an omnipotent and benevolent God. - Cf. Van der Linde, Spinoza 106; Bibl. Med. Neerl. 522; Bierens de Haan 3561.

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