The Divine Oeconomy:

Poiret (Pierre)

The Divine Oeconomy:

or, An Universal System of the Works and Purposes of God towards Men, demonstrated. Written originally in French by Peter Poiret. In six volumes.

Description: 6 vols. bound in 4, each vol. with its own title-page, including 1 for vol. i following the General Preface, bound in the last vol. after vol. vi), slight browning, pp. [xli], [x], 449, [2]; [iv], viii, 214, [2]; [xii], 291, [1]; [ii], [xxxiv], 307, [1]; [x], 346, [1]; [viii], 255, [2]; [iv], 195, [24], 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, 1 headcap defective, sound, armorial bookplate, engraved by A. Johnston, in each vol. of The Hon. George Baillie [of Jerviswood], one of the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1724, sound

Publication Details: Printed for R. Bonwicke, M. Wotton, S. Manship and R. Parker, 1713

Notes: An influential Quietist text, in its scarce English translation (first edition in French, Amsterdam, 1687). Vol. vi also includes: The Principles of Real and Internal Religion Asserted and Vindicated ... [and an Alphabetical Index to the whole Work]. George Baillie's complicated political career was much facilitated by the administrative abilities of his wife Grisell, who was bracketed with Flora Macdonald in Henry Grey Graham's pantheon of Scottish heroines.

Bibliography: (ESTC T103662, 3 copies only in the US, Yale, the Clark, and Haverford College)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1713

Stock Number: 56833

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