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Author Name    HARRIS, JOHN.

Title   Man Primeval: or, the Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human Being. A Contribution to Theological Science.

Binding   Bound publisher's green cloth

Book Condition   with gilt lettering on spine, light soiling of cloth with just a few spots, just starting to wear through cloth at corners, early owners name written with a flourish on front free endpaper, mostly light foxing, light dampstain on bottom outside corner of last 50pp, 1 slight start.

Type   Book

Size   12mo.

Highlights    1849

Location Published   Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln

Book Number   17113

HARRIS, JOHN. Man Primeval: or, the Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human Being. A Contribution to Theological Science. By John Harris, D.D., President of Cheshunt College, Author of "The Great Teacher," The Great Commission," Mamon," "The Pre-Adamite Earth," etc. Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street. 1849. 12mo.

Bound publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, light soiling of cloth with just a few spots, just starting to wear through cloth at corners, early owners name written with a flourish on front free endpaper, mostly light foxing, light dampstain on bottom outside corner of last 50pp, 1 slight start.

Pagination: (2)pp ads, (2) frontispiece with steel engraving of Harris +tissue, (1) title, (1) printer, [iii]-viii preface, 9-xvi contents, 1-459 text, 460-[464] index, (24)pp ads.

John Harris (1802-1856) an eminent English Congregational minister. "He received the degree of D.D. from Amherst College, and was also invited to fill the post of president in Lady Huntingdon's Theological College at Cheshunt... while at Cheshunt, Dr. Harris published the first of a series of works, in which his object was to illustrate the history of man from a theological point of view. The first volume was entitled The Pre-Adamite Earth (1847) In it he displayed a great amount of learning, and especially an acquaintance with the natural sciences, which he brought to bear on his theological views. The second volume of the series was entitled Man Primeval (1849), in which the intellectual, moral, and religious character of man is discussed. A third volume, entitled Patriarchy, or the Family, appeared in 1854."--McClintock & Strong: Cycl. of Biblical, Theol. & Eccl. Lit. IV:88-89. "As a theologian Harris tried to make doctrine more accessible, while at the same time some of his works show profound analysis of metaphysical theology. He had a limited readership in Great Britain, but in America his writings became very popular."--G. C. Boase, `Harris, John (1802-1856)', rev. Anne Pimlott Baker, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12402, accessed 7 Feb 2010]

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