[Greek title] Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Self-homicide is not so naturally Sin, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the Nature, and the extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed. John DONNE.
[Greek title] Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Self-homicide is not so naturally Sin, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the Nature, and the extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed.
[Greek title] Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Self-homicide is not so naturally Sin, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the Nature, and the extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed.

[Greek title] Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Self-homicide is not so naturally Sin, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the Nature, and the extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed.

London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648. First edition, second issue, 8vo, (xvi), 218 pp. Some mostly mild marginal browning, contemporary manuscript title to fore edge. Recent blind ruled goatskin, black spine label, a very good copy. "The earliest of Donne's controversial writings..." (Keynes) and a work that existed only in a few manuscript copies due to its subject matter until after Donne's death. Wing D1859. Keynes 48. The book was licensed to be published in 1644 but evidently didn't appear until 1647, at which time the title page was printed without a full imprint, necessitating this second issue with a cancel title. Item #31248

Price: £2,500.00

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