Burr, E. F. PATER MUNDI: or, Modern Science Testifying to the Heavenly Father; Being in substance Lectures Delivered to the Senior Class in Amherst College. First Series. Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1870. Third Edition. 
Green publisher's cloth with gilt titles, 5 x 7 3/4 inches, spine ends frayed, a little light flecking to the binding, tight. 294 clean pp. plus adverts and recommendations. Very good. Hardcover.
Intended to prove that the study of science does not negate the existence of God, but rather upholds it.
Contents: Experimental Method; Argumentative Method; Application of the Argumentative Method; Maculae; In Tenebris; Harmonies with Nature; Need of God; Theism as a Scientific Hypothesis.
Rev. Enoch Fitch Burr, D.D., (1818-1907), b. Westport, CT; d. Lyme, CT. He graduated at Yale College in 1839, due to a failure of health was home-bound and took of the study of mathematics and astronomy, directed by Professor Lyman of Andover. His scientific and theological studies prepared him for a lifetime of writing and lecturing on the combination of these subjects. He became pastor of a Congregational Church at Lyme in 1850. He was lecturer from 1868 to 1876 at Amherst on the Scientific Evidences of Religion; and also at Sheffield Scientific School, Williams College, and in New York and Boston. He wrote at least 15 books, all designed to counter the growing problem of unbelief in his day.