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title: On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura)


author: Titus Lucretius Carus


illustrator: Paul Landacre


year: 1957


condition: A clean copy in fine/excellent condition. Includes gently used, original black slipcase. Strong binding and delicate spine. Clean and stainless pages free of any tears or foxing. Slight wear from aging along the spine. 


publisher: Heritage Press 


pages: 318


dimensions: 10 inches x 6 inches x 1.5 inches


description: Hardcover book bound in dark red leather. Decorated in silver text and decor along the spine. Includes beautiful wood engravings illustrated by Paul Landacre. 


synopsis: Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomic theory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them.

On the Nature of Things by Lucretius (1957)

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