(#173368) POSSIBILITIES OF CREATION OR WHAT THE WORLD MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BOOK OF FANCIES. J. G. Hargreaves.

POSSIBILITIES OF CREATION OR WHAT THE WORLD MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BOOK OF FANCIES. London: Simkin Marshall and Co., 1863. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xii [xiii-xiv] [1] 2-410, publisher's decorated green cloth, front and soine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, bottom edge untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Biological evolution. Intriguing speculation of what ifs: Satan created our world, there was "a rarefied atmosphere," the Earth received less sunlight, it was colder, man and and animals evolved differently, etc. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, spine panel panel a bit darkened and soiled, rear free endpaper missing, still a sound, good copy. Scarce. (#173368).

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