Title The Great Historical, Geographical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary being a Curious Miscellany of Sacred and Prophane History etc.
Book Condition Good Condition
Jacket Condition No Dust Jacket
Edition Second Edition
Publisher London Printed for Henry Rhodes near Bride-Lane in Fleetstreet; Thomas Newborough, at the Golden-Ball in St. Paul's Church Yard, the Assigns of L. Meredith at the Star in St. Paul's Churchyard; and Elizabeth Harris at the Harrow in Little-Britain 1701
Seller ID 05618021067
The Second Edition Revis'd Corrected and Enlarg'd to the Year 1688. Two volumes. Well-worn leather binding with banded spines, scuffed corners and short splits in leather at spine-ends. Leathers is lifting on upper corner of fronr cover of vol. II and ispartially split/cracke on both joints. Sound binding with covers firmly attached but with paper splitting over internal hinges. Front pasted end-paper of vol. I is lifting from inside of front cover. Clean pages. Previous owner's name at front. Non-paginated, text in parallel columns, red and black title-pages, frontis to volume I Full Title: The Great Historical, Geographical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary being a Curious Miscellany of Sacred and Prophane History. Containing, in short, The Lives and most Remarkable Actions of the Patriarchs, Judges, and Kings of the Jews; Of the Apostles, Fathers, and Doctors of the Church; Of Popes, Cardinals, and Bishops etc. Of Heresiarchs and Schismaticks, with an Account of their Principal Doctrines; Of Emperors, Kings, Illustrious Princes, and Great Generals; Of Ancient and Modern Authors; Of Philosophers, Inventors of Arts, and those who have recommended themselves to the World, by their Valour, Virtue, Learning, or some Notable Circumstances of their Lives. Together with the Establishment and Progress both of Religious and Military Orders, and the Lives of their Founders. As also, The Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods and Heroes. The Descriptions of Empires, Kingdoms, Common-wealths, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Islands, Mountains, Rivers, and other considerable Places, both of Ancient and Modern Geography; wherein is observed the Situation, Extent and Quality of the Country; the Religion, Government, Morals and Cusoms of the Inhabitants; the Sects of Christians, Jews, Heathens and Mahometans. The principal Terms of Arts and Sciences; the Publick and Solemn Actions, as Festivals, Plays etc. The Statutes and Laws; and withal, the History of the General and Particular Councils, under the Names of the Places where they have been celebrated. The whole being full of Remarks and Curious Enquiries, for the Illustration of several Dificulties in Theology, History, Chronology and Geography. Collected from the best Historians, Chronologers, and Lexicographers; as Calvisius, Helvicus, Isaacson, Marsham, Hoffman, Lloyd, Chevreau and others: but more especially out of Lewis Morery D.D. his Eighth Edition Corrected and Enlarged by Monsieur Le Clerc, In Two Volumes in Folio. To which are added, by way of Supplement, intermix'd throughout the Alphabet, The Lives, most Remarkable Actions, and Writings of several Ilustrious Families of our English, Scotch and Irish Nobility and Gentry, and most Famous Men of all Professions, Arts and Sciences: As also, an Exact Description of their Kingdoms; with the most Considerable Occurrences that have happened to this present Time. 2-volume set (complete). No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 05618021067. This book is much heavier than 1kg, and may incur significant additional delivery charges on some delivery services to some locations. Paperback
BZDB4 NOISBN Encyclopaedia, General Reference; The Great Historical Geographical Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary being a Curious Miscellany of Sacred and Prophane History etc Jeremy Collier Paperback