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DONNE, JOHN. Biathanatos: A Declaration of that Paradox, or Thesis, that Self-Homicide is not so naturally Sin. , viii, 190 pages; lacks final blank. 8vo, 193x121 mm, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked; contents toned with scattered minor foxing or spotting, upper outer corner of title torn and restored with text loss. London, 1700
Second edition of Donne's justification of suicide, the earliest of his controversial writings, first published in 1644. Keynes (Donne) 49; Wing D1860.